Spring salmon with minty veg

Spring salmon with minty veg

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(44 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
An easy-to-prepare healthy meal which counts for two of your five-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal555
  • fat26g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre10g
  • protein40g
  • salt0.23g
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  • 750g small new potato, thickly sliced
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 750g frozen pea and beans (we used Waitrose pea and bean mix, £2.29/1kg)
  • 3 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…

  • zest and juice of 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • small pack mint, leaves only



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 4 salmon fillets about 140g/5oz each


  1. Boil the potatoes in a large pan for 4 mins. Tip in the peas and beans, bring back up to a boil, then carry on cooking for another 3 mins until the potatoes and beans are tender. Whizz the olive oil, lemon zest and juice and mint in a blender to make a dressing(or finely chop the mint and whisk into the oil and lemon).

  2. Put the salmon in a microwave-proof dish, season, then pour the dressing over. Cover with cling film, pierce, then microwave on High for 4-5 mins until cooked through. Drain the veg, then mix with the hot dressing and cooking juices from the fish. Serve the fish on top of the vegetables.

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katycooks's picture
27th Jan, 2011
For sheer speed and effortlessness this was great. For the lovely soft, flaky salmon, (in a microwave no less!) it was terrific. For the delicious ready made sauce you end up with for the vegetables - it was perfect! This is a complete winner of a dish - speedy, healthy, easy and really tasty. It's going in my binder!
18th Aug, 2010
Excellent for a quick, simple tea. I added in some tenderstem broccoli and only used half the required amount of peas as I had some to use up. Will make again and perhaps have a go with the basil variation.
28th Apr, 2010
I was going to cook this recipe but I do not own a Microwave????
11th Apr, 2010
Never microwaved salmon before but will be doing this recipe again. It was really tasty and so so easy.
7th Apr, 2010
I don't have a microwave so took the foil wrapped option and it worked out great. Rather than the veges and new potatoes suggested here I paired it with the Spanish potatoes (also on this site) and had everything in the oven together with the salmon going in for the last 25 minutes. Will definitely make again.
15th Oct, 2009
Changed the method slightly, put Salmon or whole trout in foil with orange or lemon juice & zest, olive oil & mint. wrap into a parcel and put in oven for 20-30 mins depending on size. This is the only way I can get my daughter to eat either salmon or trout. thank you. great with potato wedges cooked in oven at the same time.
3rd Sep, 2009
really good. i made this in my steamer
10th May, 2009
Absolutely beautiful. Made a larger amount so cooked it in the oven. Will be cooking this again. Thank you
24th Mar, 2009
I tried this on an evening where the upboards were particularly bare so used bottled lemon juice and some Coleman's mint sauce in place of the fresh bits - still tasted lovely, and really quick and healthy!
12th Mar, 2009
Was sceptical about microwaving the salmon, but it works really well. A tasty, healthy and very easy to make supper - will definitely make again.


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