Salmon with greens & crème fraîche

Salmon with greens & crème fraîche

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(58 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
Simple and super quick, this lovely salmon dish tastes as good as it looks

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal436
  • fat29g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre5g
  • protein36g
  • salt0.34g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 leek, thinly sliced



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 250ml chicken or fish stock
  • 100g crème fraîche
  • 140g frozen peas
  • 140g frozen broad beans
  • 4 skinless salmon fillets
  • small bunch chives, snipped
  • mash, to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan with a lid. Cook the leek for 5-10 mins until soft but not coloured, then pour in the stock. Simmer for a few mins until reduced slightly then add the crème fraîche and season. Cook for 1 min more.

  2. Tip in the peas and beans, nestle in the salmon fillets, then turn down to a simmer and cover. Cook for 12-15 mins, depending on the thickness of the salmon, until cooked through. Sprinkle on the chives and serve with mashed potato, if you like.

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5th Feb, 2017
Very easy, quick and most importantly tasty. Easy to adapt in terms of what veg to add. As per an earlier comment, I doubled the quantity of veg. Will definitely try with chicken and tarragon very soon.
18th Jul, 2016
This was just OK....a bit boring actually. I followed the recipe exactly and even with the chives, I found the sauce pretty boring and lacking flavour. The tip to use chicken and tarragon looks good - maybe I'll try that sometime. The main recipe is just a plain white sauce and nothing special. :(
13th Jul, 2016
Love this recipe! Super healthy and versatile. Made this a couple of times, but used different fishes (Cod, Haddock) and veg (spinach added right at the end, or asparagus) Also tried adding dill instead of chives at the end and it is delish!
11th May, 2016
Delicious and so so easy. I'm not a huge fan of fish but this was really tastey.
4th May, 2016
Love this recipe, it's a staple for us. I don't add the peas and broad beans until much closer to the end, because 12-15 mins is too long in my view and they lose their vibrant green colour. I also like adding a bit of lemon zest and a squeeze of lemon juice too. I sometimes make it with lightly smoked salmon which is also delicious. I've served it with mashed potato and with pasta, and I like both. Yum!
4th May, 2016
Made this almost exactly as per the recipe (with fish stock from a cube). Very very tasty, and so simple to make. The only minor changes I made were doubling the olive oil to 2 tablespoons and replacing the broad beans with edamame beans, just because I had some in the freezer. Served with creamy mashed potato.
20th Apr, 2016
Really lovely - used fish stock and left out the broad beans preferring to serve it with fresh broccoli and kale and mash or new potatoes. So quick and moreish and pretty healthy too!
11th Apr, 2016
Absolutely delicious! Much nicer than I thought, considering how simple it is. Found the instructions absolutely spot on, including timings. I used French beans instead of broad beans, and next time would probs double everything except the salmon, as found I could have eaten far more veg - was so tasty! Served with mashed potato, but may try pasta next time, just to mix it up.
1st Mar, 2016
Good quick and easy family meal. Kids love it with salmon and also the chicken. I also add mange tout to the pan for the last few minutes. Serve with Broccoli, and asparagus and with boiled new potatoes or rice
8th Feb, 2016
Tasty, creamy and quick. A favourite in my house


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