Salmon & spinach with tartare cream

Salmon & spinach with tartare cream

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(112 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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22nd Jan, 2014
Lovely, really tasty and not at all dry. Hubby and I both loved the sauce. Mmm definitely one to do again.
26th Nov, 2013
Simple light yet very tasty. My 4 year old loves it too.
26th Nov, 2013
Light yet very filling. Taste divine.
17th Aug, 2013
Cooked it yet again and it has to be the most popular salmon dish in our house. Nothing fussy about it and it tastes great.
11th Jul, 2013
Excellent! Very quick and very tasty.
3rd Jun, 2013
Really really easy! Tasted great!
28th May, 2013
Nice looking recipe - but how can it possibly have apparently precise nutrition data “321 kcalories, protein 32g” when the size/weight of the main ingredient, the salmon fillet, is not specified?
12th May, 2013
Very nice and will certainly cook it again. Wife loved it. Made one mistake, I should have drained the spinach after I wilted it but even so it was a good meal.
7th May, 2013
My family loved it- though remember to really dry the spinach with a cloth. I did it a bit too delicately and we had a bit of water on our plates.
29th Apr, 2013
This was so tasty and easy to make! De-licious!!


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