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)

emmaliddiard's picture

try adding some prawns and dill to the sauce instead of capers and parsley - very nice! I also add onions for some more flavour! Very simple and a firm favourite in our house!

tcr008's picture

Sorry to be a dunce but can someone tell me how to "season the salmon" exactly? I look forward to being able to review it properly!

spikey-norman's picture

my daughter will cook this in alocal cookery competition

forestnuter's picture

Simple and tasty and now a family favourite

foxrocks's picture

Really tasty, fairly healthy and extremely quick to make - 15 minutes tops from start to finish.

louisehm's picture

Excellent. Couldn't be easier or tastier. I used a hand held blender in the pan to break up the capers a little. It blended the richness of the creme fraiche with the potentially overpowering taste of the capers.

sablenat's picture

this is a fantastic recipe with well suggested source. it goes well with potato wedges or salad. Is simple, easy and healthy, I love it!

firstlunchthenwar's picture

Awesome recipe!

delsh21's picture

Great recipe. Such an easy and tasty sauce to have with any fish - and low fat! :-)

zeckie's picture

This is a fab receipe. We eat a lot of salmon and I have been looking for a simple sauce to go with pan fried fillets. It's tasty, the capers work brilliantly and I'd never thought of using creme fresh! Really easy to make too. Will make this again and again.


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