Salmon & spinach with tartare cream

Salmon & spinach with tartare cream

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(109 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2

Ever-versatile salmon is as popular on our shopping lists as chicken. Make the most of it with this impressive recipe

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal321
  • fat20g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.77g
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  • 1 tsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 2 skinless salmon fillets
  • 250g bag spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 2 tbsp reduced-fat crème fraîche
  • juice ½ lemon



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

  • 1 tsp caper, drained



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub, which grows in the Mediterranean. As…

  • 2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • lemon wedges, to serve



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


  1. Heat the oil in a pan, season the salmon on both sides, then fry for 4 mins each side until golden and the flesh flakes easily. Leave to rest on a plate while you cook the spinach.

  2. Tip the leaves into the hot pan, season well, then cover and leave to wilt for 1 min, stirring once or twice. Spoon the spinach onto plates, then top with the salmon. Gently heat the crème fraîche in the pan with a squeeze of the lemon juice, the capers and parsley, then season to taste. Be careful not to let it boil. Spoon the sauce over the fish, then serve with lemon wedges.

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Lisa Steph's picture
Lisa Steph
23rd Sep, 2014
Fabulous! I found the 'resting' salmon went cold quickly whilst I did the spinach and sauce, so will use separate pans next time…
29th May, 2014
Having been meaning to comment on this recipe for ages, it is absolutely delicious and so quick and easy to make and is a regular meal in our house. I usually serve it with new potatoes and extra veg. It is really good to be able to make a healthy impressive looking meal in minutes.
24th May, 2014
I have used this site a lot and never usually post anything but I liked this dish so much I created an account to be able to comment on how tasty and delicious it is. I picked it because I wanted something quick and fairly healthy to make after work but was surprised at how good it actually tasted for something which took about 10 minutes to make and used minimal ingredients. Next time I have friends over I will definitely be making this.
10th Apr, 2015
Thanks for posting - and PLEASE continue to post comments - people like me LOVE to read tips etc, and even warnings about possible timings or temperatures etc. The site works best when those who look at it and use the recipes also put in something for duff cooks like me!! Thanks again!
29th Apr, 2014
Have made this dish a few times now, very easy to do and delicious ! Made for a dinner party for 8, half pan fried the salmon and then put in the oven to bake covered in foil on low heat mainly because I didn't want to be frying fish with guests! It was a bit fiddly doing the spinach last minute but not to bad. It looks SO impressive served on the spinach my guests thought I had been in the kitchen for hours ! Made the sauce in advance and just re-heated . It's also a healthy dish so definately a winner !
marmiteetponpon's picture
15th Apr, 2014
try this amazing fish with rice recipe at marmite et ponpon
Saize's picture
9th Apr, 2014
Very nice dish.
25th Mar, 2014
I am new to cooking, so looking for the easy things to try. My girlfriend loved this dish as did I. Last night I tried adding some Dijon mustard to the sauce which worked a treat. 1 table spoon was more than enough and found the capers had more of a presence in the dish after doing so.
rosievimes's picture
7th Feb, 2014
Quick and easy with great results, perfect if you're short on time. Goes well with new potatoes and chantenay carrots. Highly recommended.
22nd Jan, 2014
Sorry couldn't rate it on my iPad :( but its definitely a 5 star!


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