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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13th Feb, 2012
Delicious! So easy I made it with my 10 yr old son ! So tasty too:
6th Feb, 2012
Tried this tonight for tea. Today was the first day of my new healthy eating regime. Recipe was easy to follow but next time i would use less lemon in the sauce
31st Jan, 2012
Didn't have capers in the house so went without but was still lovely
10th Nov, 2011
What a lovely recipe. Made the sauce in 5 minutes this afternoon and wasn't sure about the flavours, but, once warmed through and served with the salmon and spinach it was great. We had ours with couscous (cheated and had an ainsley harriet one!!) and it worked really well.
11th Oct, 2011
It is as easy and as tasty as it looks. I couldn't believe that the dish I cooked looked just like the photo. My girlfriend and I had this as a quick mid-week meal and we were so surprised at it's flavours and simplicity. Definitely worth a keeper!
5th Oct, 2011
Easy and quite tasty
15th Sep, 2011
Very easy, very tasty, and very quick! Will definitely make it again.
12th Sep, 2011
Great recipe, just don't go too mad with the lemon as can be a little tart.
7th Sep, 2011
This receipe is perfect if you are on a diet. I am with slimming world and if you pan fry the salmon with fry light and use the half fat creme fresh it is perfect. I have never tried capers before, and I must admit they taste delicious with this receipe. My husband didnt think he would like capers, but he did. I am just printing off a copy of the receipe for my mother in law as she wants to cook it!
7th Aug, 2011
Really yummy, perfect midweek meal for those on a diet!


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