Basque-style salmon stew

Basque-style salmon stew

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(39 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
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  • 3 mixed peppers, deseeded and sliced
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  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
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  • 400g baby potatoes, unpeeled and halved
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  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 tsp dried thyme

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  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley, to serve (optional)
    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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nwindle
10th Feb, 2016
3.8
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
20th Jan, 2016
3.8
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
20th Jan, 2016
3.8
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
20th Jan, 2016
3.8
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
5th Jul, 2015
5.05
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
23rd Feb, 2015
Delicious - always a favourite and healthy too!
babs60
22nd Feb, 2015
3.8
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
21st Jan, 2015
3.8
Great quick & easy meal. I didn't have parsley to garnish so used fresh coriander which was loved. Also used tinned new pots.
98normandy
28th Oct, 2014
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
15th Jul, 2014
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 .

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franklind
6th Aug, 2014
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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