Pepper-crusted salmon with garlic chickpeas

Pepper-crusted salmon with garlic chickpeas

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Add a crunchy twist to a classic salmon recipe to create a simple yet special supper

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
531
protein
41g
carbs
23g
fat
3.2g
saturates
5g
fibre
6g
sugar
2g
salt
1.01g

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless salmon fillets, about 150g/5oz each
  • 2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • grated zest and juice 2 limes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

For the chickpeas

  • 2 x 400g/14oz cans chickpeas
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 130g bag baby spinach

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Put the salmon fillets in a shallow ovenproof dish in a single layer. Roughly crush the peppercorns with a pestle and mortar, or tip into a cup and crush with the end of a rolling pin. Mix with the paprika, lime zest and a little sea salt. Brush the salmon lightly with oil, then sprinkle over the pepper mix. Bake for 12-15 mins until the salmon is just cooked.
  2. Meanwhile, tip the chickpeas into a colander, rinse well under cold running water, then drain. Heat the oil in a pan, add the garlic, then gently cook for 5 mins without browning. Add the chickpeas and stock, then warm through. Crush the chickpeas lightly with a potato masher, then add the spinach and stir well until the leaves are wilted. Add the lime juice and some salt and pepper, then heat through. Serve with the salmon.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2008

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goodfoodlovers-'s picture

All theses comments are lies - terrible dish! Nothing fab about it

bjtaylor's picture

That was delicious; highly recommended.

daza614's picture
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I was really impressed with this dish, I made this for guests and it went down a treat. I think I over did it on the black pepper topping sold be carefull when appling but it was sold quick and easy to make and tastes grea, I will definatly be looking to cook this again. Thanks for putting it on

shelaghmcgrath's picture
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This worked really well for the family plus the veggie guests. Great to be able to please all. The chick peas and spinach really compliment the salmon. Loved it.

food4satisfaction's picture
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I must add, my dad loved this peppered salmon - and he is NOT a salmon fan!!

food4satisfaction's picture
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I'm afraid I only did the salmon part so I cannot comment on the chickpeas, but the salmon was absolutely delicious done this way! A superb dish - you can get the best of the subtle flavours of the salmon without any overpowering zesty flavour which accompany many salmon recipes.
Benners - If its not crispy enough, stick it under the grill for a few mins - that did the trick for me.
Also - I've done this on a gas BBQ - wrapped it in tin foil then opened the foil out for about 3 mins before removing.
One thing I changed - I used 1/2 tsp of paprika instead of 1tsp as I thought it was a bit burny - personal choice.

pikolet's picture
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My husband said that this is the best dish I have ever made and even told his mother so! That says it all!!!

1003790's picture
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Tasty & simple salmon recipe! Didn't make the chickpeas, had veg & potatoes instead. Will definitely be making regularly.

kbarrado's picture
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Absolutely delicious. My family Love it and always ask for more. Very good and healthy recipe.

profilea2's picture
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such an easy, tasty and relatively cheap meal thats just as good for a mid week meal as supper with friends. I sub'd frozen spinach for fresh.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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I did the pesto alternative which is not really a recipe - just a spreading of pesto on some fish. The chickpeas need to be seasoned well to get some flavour. All in all, a pretty bland meal.

claires71's picture
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Cooked this dish for a dinner party and it was lovely, the chichpeas were really tasty and the salmon tasted lovely too. Will cook this agian.

kbarrado's picture
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Very good dish. My girls loveit.

anahitavak's picture
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Really tasty.

eleanormayo's picture
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Utterly delish! Really good tasty fish and loved the chickpeas.

meisterstueck's picture
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Tasted very good but didn't get crispy in my oven - might try it in a frying pan next time too. The chick peas and spinach were great, really lovely. Served it together with oven potatoes.

jillbrain's picture
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I set the oven hotter, fan 190, and cooked it fo less time. Crispy crust and still cooked. Loved the chickpea mix

jweg1210's picture
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It gets a star for just about being edible.
What a waste of fish.

allclare1's picture
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I make this a lot, very easy but full of flavour.

greatgrub's picture
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This is the second time I have made this dish. Doubled the amount of spinach, absolutely gorgeous!!

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