Salmon & spinach with tartare cream

Salmon & spinach with tartare cream

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


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

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal321
  • fat20g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.77g
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  • 1 tsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 2 skinless salmon fillet
  • 250g bag spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 2 tbsp reduced-fat crème fraîche
  • juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1 tsp caper, drained



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub, which grows in the Mediterranean. As…

  • 2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • lemon wedges, to serve



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…


  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.

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Comments (110)

huxley-radish's picture

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

A fabulous dish!!!

daniegirlcooks's picture

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

So tasty and simple! Might add some sauted potatoes to the mix.

suebelmore's picture

Easy to cook and even easier to eat. Excellent!

bluemeanie's picture

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

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

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!

maudib0101's picture

very nice and so easy to cook. kids were not overfused on the sauce but i loved it. got the kids to grow spinach in the garden for the first time and they loved it.
would definitly cook again.

smiley-nat's picture

Yummy, very tasty and very quick. A regular in our house now.

Tracey.'s picture

don't know about this dish something just didn't float are boat

spaceho's picture

Tastes great and it's a snap to make!

k_quay's picture

If you execute this simple recipe well, it is extremely delicious. I served my with a side of lemon couscous. Lovely!

cheriemacdonald's picture

So quick to make and delicious. Very healthy too. Some people don't like capers so they could easily be left out with no major impact on the overall taste. Lovely and light.

issyfoster's picture

Do you think this would be a good idea? i would love some feedback or ideas

issyfoster's picture

I have made this before and its excellent! i hope to do it for my GCSE catering, but i think im going to change, the spinich for cous cous and use some vedgitables! Fantastic!

shrutidhungana's picture

Delightfully simple to make and a delight to eat! Good mid week meal

sambatchelor's picture

Hi A. Season with salt and pepper.

cristrand's picture

Great midweek meal!


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