Spring salmon with minty veg

Spring salmon with minty veg

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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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10th Mar, 2009
Yum! Made in minutes and tasted fab. Will definitely make this again - perfect for a summers evening meal.
13th Aug, 2008
Do you think this would work if I put the fish and the veg in a foil parcel and bake it in the oven?
11th Jun, 2008
This was the nicest salmon I have eaten for a while: my friend cooked it for me and I would never have known that it was cooked in the microwave. Massive thumbs up. Going to cook it again very soon.
1st Jun, 2008
So easy to make and so good to eat. Great for a low fat diet
15th May, 2008
Quick, easy and very nice. Used frozen broad beans instead of peas which worked just as good. Will definitely do again
7th Apr, 2008
Quick, simple light supper dish - I made this within 15mins after a session at the gym! - very nice.. would make again!..
17th Mar, 2008
Very tasty with salmon and lemon, 2 of my favourite ingredients together. Was out of mint but used basil instead.
16th Mar, 2008
This was so easy and delicious. I was a bit skeptical about cooking the salmon in the microwave (seemed a bit sacrilegious!), but I followed the recipe and was really impressed with the result. Only problem with the recipe is the veg quantities. I didn't realize at first, so I used 750g of new potatoes and 750g of peas & beans, and I wondered afterwards why the samlon was so overwhelmed by veg. When I checked the recipe again, I saw the amounts were 750g/1 lb - I think they probably meant 450g/1 lb! Having said that, the leftover veggies were delicious the next day!
7th Jan, 2008
This sounds great - will try it very soon!
16th Dec, 2007
I cooked this in my electric steamer with the veg in the bottom layer and the salmon in the top layer. Really tasty - fresh and zingy.


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