Basque-style salmon stew

Basque-style salmon stew

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(38 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Heart-healthy salmon tops this simple one-pot which will help towards your five-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal414
  • fat19g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre5g
  • protein33g
  • salt0.33g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

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  • 3 mixed pepper, deseeded and sliced
    Peppers

    Pepper

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  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
    Onion

    Onion

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  • 400g baby potatoes, unpeeled and halved
    Potato

    Potato

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  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 tsp dried thyme

    Thyme

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  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley, to serve (optional)
    Parsley

    Parsley

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the peppers, onion and potatoes. Cook, stirring regularly for 5-8 mins until golden. Then add the paprika, garlic, thyme and tomatoes. Bring to the boil, stir and cover, then turn down heat and simmer for 12 mins. Add a splash of water if the sauce becomes too thick.

  2. Season the stew and lay the salmon on top, skin side down. Place the lid back on and simmer for another 8 mins until the salmon is cooked through. Scatter with parsley, if you like, and serve.

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Comments (52)

nwindle's picture
3.75

Really tasty recipe. Needed more liquid than the tinned tomatoes gave so I just added some splashes of boiling water and it was fine. I also parboiled the potatoes for 10 minutes first as I find all these recipes that call for potatoes cooked in sauce never cook properly in the time allocated. I also added sliced chorizo (which I fried up with the veg) which to me made the dish - hence the 4 not 5 stars. I don't think this recipe would have been half as good without the chorizo.

forestnuter's picture
3.75

Nice although I feel I am missing something as there really wasn't enough liquid with just the tomatoes. I added 3 quarters of a fish stock cube plus about 2 tins of water and it worked really well. This also meant there was plenty of water to boil the potatoes in. I didn't have parsley so used dried dill instead and I only had a handful of baby potatoes so used sweet potato in addition and it was delicious. I also fried off some celery with the onions and peppers at the beginning which also added a bit more colour, texture and flavour.

forestnuter's picture
3.75

Nice although I feel I am missing something as there really wasn't enough liquid with just the tomatoes. I added 3 quarters of a fish stock cube plus about 2 tins of water and it worked really well. This also meant there was plenty of water to boil the potatoes in. I didn't have parsley so used dried dill instead and I only had a handful of baby potatoes so used sweet potato in addition and it was delicious. I also fried off some celery with the onions and peppers at the beginning which also added a bit more colour, texture and flavour.

forestnuter's picture
3.75

Nice although I feel I am missing something as there really wasn't enough liquid with just the tomatoes. I added 3 quarters of a fish stock cube plus about 2 tins of water and it worked really well. This also meant there was plenty of water to boil the potatoes in. I didn't have parsley so used dried dill instead and I had only a handful of baby potatoes so used sweet potato in addition and it was delicious. I also fried off some celery with the onions and peppers at the beginning which also added a bit more colour, texture and flavour.

sticklebackwizard's picture
5

Excellent recipe - tasty, straightforward and pescatarian friendly! I followed the tips from other commenters and par-boiled the potatoes first, which was definitely a good shout. I also cooked the veggies and the fish a couple of minutes longer than the recipe said and seasoned the whole thing with salt and pepper at various stages. So good, I was asked for the recipe afterwards. Very pleased to add this dish to my repertoire.

sweetlove's picture

Delicious - always a favourite and healthy too!

babs60's picture
3.75

Very nice. I removed the skin from the salmon & cut the salmon into large chunks & added some prawns & mussels. I also increased the amount of smoked paprika to 3tsp & added plenty of freshly ground black pepper & sea salt. Will be a favourite.

carolinebrown1981's picture
3.75

Great quick & easy meal. I didn't have parsley to garnish so used fresh coriander which was loved. Also used tinned new pots.

98normandy's picture

This was delicious. I par boiled my quite big new potato quarters for ten mins first then followed the rest of the recipe. All the family thought it extremely tasty!

Jeaniebee's picture

I have just made this for dinner ,really tasty. Listened to other member comments and parboiled the potatoes , also added some chorizo for extra flavour . Agree that the smoked paprika is essential . Will definitely make again .

catbail's picture

I always find recipes which include potatoes in some kind of sauce don't give them enough time to cook - so I generally parboil them first, which I did in this case and it worked. The tomato taste was too overpowering, and the whole dish was edible but uninspiring.

evercreature's picture

Very nice dish, I found the thyme too strong, would halve the amount next time. Needs a good amount of seasoning also, would definitely make again.

kinnylou's picture
3.75

I added mushrooms too, but left out the peppers as the kids do not like them. I sliced the potatoes and they cooked fine. Lovely flavour.

cshobbs's picture
3.75

Added mushrooms along with peppers, potatoes etc.
I halved the recipe but still added 400g chopped tomatoes, but thought they were a bit overpowering Next time I will try 200g tomatoes and 200ml stock.
Very good - but could be even better! Certainly very easy.

nickil9's picture
5

Delicious recipe, though cooked the onions, peppers and potatoes for a bit longer than the recipe stated, so maybe that was why our potatoes weren't uncooked! Added a splash of Chipotle paste and some red wine to give it a bit more flavour. Not sure the Thyme added much.... might try the suggestion below with some chorizo. Very easy way to cook a fish dish!

reevey's picture

Potatoes just cooked after 25 minutes so need to be made quite small to cook in the allotted time. Other than that it was a good meal. My husband thinks it might have a better flavour with some chorizo in it so we'll give it another go AND cut the potatoes a bit smaller to ensure they're cooked through. There rest was just right. No point cooking it if you don't use the smoked paprika, it is an element of the basque cooking of the dish!

lisaann612's picture

I agree with previous comments - I used new potatoes but they still took an extra 15 minutes cooking time to get them soft. I didn't really like the smoked paprika flavour, so won't bother cooking it again

ppoplawska's picture

This is a lovely dish however as mentioned previously you needs to amend the cooking process slightly, otherwise you might end up with raw potatoes: I cooked my potatoes separately and added them to the sauce when it was ready. The salmon wasn't cooking well with the skin side down so I turned it over so that the flesh was immersed in the sauce, this helped a great deal. You can cook it all separate really and add together at the last minute

christie2910's picture
3

I thought it was nice especiallly as i have never made a stew before, but i gave this 3 stars not because of the taste but because of the method given to us-it was not detailed enough.
The pototes weren't going to cook properly in tomato sauce so we pre boiled them to soften them but it didnt say do this and many other people did. Also 1 can of tomato sauce for 4 people... and if we added more water it would be very watery..
Thanks for the lovely recipe though, tastes unique.

clarkeyclarke's picture

Pretty good dish, I sliced the potatoes and they cooked perfectly.

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franklind's picture

I have a friend who cannot eat onions. I need main dish recipes for when she comes (meat / fish) Any suggestions? Thanks

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