Salmon & spinach with tartare cream

Salmon & spinach with tartare cream

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Ever-versatile salmon is as popular on our shopping lists as chicken. Make the most of it with this impressive recipe

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
321
protein
32g
carbs
3g
fat
20g
saturates
5g
fibre
3g
sugar
3g
salt
0.77g

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 2 skinless salmon fillets
  • 250g bag spinach
  • 2 tbsp reduced-fat crème fraîche
  • juice ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp caper, drained
  • 2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • lemon wedges, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a pan, season the salmon on both sides, then fry for 4 mins each side until golden and the flesh flakes easily. Leave to rest on a plate while you cook the spinach.
  2. Tip the leaves into the hot pan, season well, then cover and leave to wilt for 1 min, stirring once or twice. Spoon the spinach onto plates, then top with the salmon. Gently heat the crème fraîche in the pan with a squeeze of the lemon juice, the capers and parsley, then season to taste. Be careful not to let it boil. Spoon the sauce over the fish, then serve with lemon wedges.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2008

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rosagood's picture
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Second time of trying this recipe (it was so good first time). Adjustments are leave out the lemon, take away spinach and replace with green beans, pak choi and mixed rocket salad. Good presentation and great taste.

emmacatignani's picture
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Nice sauce! Salmon and spinach can be really boring but the sauce just lifted it completely.

emmascakesofbath's picture

We found this recipe delicious. It is really quick and easy! The sauce is so simple and yet so divine. I have always looked for a nice relatively healthy sauce for fish and I have to say that this is a winner. I will definitely be doing this recipe again soon.

matt66's picture
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I often find salmon a bit boring but this recipe certainly livens things up. It was easy to make, relatively cheap and quite healthy. Definitely would recommend this as a good source for a midweek meal when you really want something tasty but don't want hours in the kitchen.

rhaylock's picture
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Quick easy and tasty a perfect midweek meal, I serve with rice

katecoyne's picture
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So easy and quick and utterly delicious-what's not to like?

bunnines's picture
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Yum, healthy full of flavour easy and quick to cook, this has become one of my favourite things to make.

megarrr's picture
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Quick, easy and very tasty! Om nom.

jeffbland's picture
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cooked this for my wife she loves salmon and loves this dish,I cooked the salmon in foil in the oven with a little olive oil bay leaves and drizzled some lemon on when almost cooked the sauce makes the dish but dont walk away from the stove while doing it.

rossgclark's picture

very nice and easy to make

neenski's picture

I didn't have any spinach so I layered on top of pea and potato mash for my friend and I layered my salmon on top of rocket leaves for myself, due to my diet, very fresh and summer tasting. Easy receipe, very tasty and also LOW FAT :O))))

huxley-radish's picture
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Quite enjoyed it. I was stressing so I think re-making it will probably allow me to give it a fairer chance. I think I'd prefer my salmon baked rather than pan fried, but that's personal preference. Lovely sauce!

bolette's picture
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A fabulous dish!!!

daniegirlcooks's picture
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Made some chunky chips with dried chilli to go with and all was delicious! The sauce was amazing and totally made the meal. Also seasoned salmon with lemon pepper which worked really well if you are trying to avoid salt. I love it!

beefmonkey's picture
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So tasty and simple! Might add some sauted potatoes to the mix.

suebelmore's picture
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Easy to cook and even easier to eat. Excellent!

bluemeanie's picture
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Sorry, but the sauce was utterly disgusting. Thank god I tried it before pouring it onto the fish. I should have realised capers AND lemon juice would be too much. Dill sounds like a good idea, leave out the parsley and capers.

pshopper's picture

We love love this recipe and i didn't have any parsley so we made it without and it was still surprisingly wonderful. I have made it twice this week and it really livens up boring old salmon.

thommich's picture
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Tasty and simple. A bit too much spinach for me, but that's easily reduced next time. Went well with chunky chips.

kanie1980's picture
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This was great, I don't really like lemon juice on things but it definetley needs it. I padded out the spinach with linguini for my other half and he loved it!

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