Basque-style salmon stew

Basque-style salmon stew

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(63 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
Heart-healthy salmon tops this simple one-pot which will help towards your five-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal414
  • fat19g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre5g
  • protein33g
  • salt0.33g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 3 mixed peppers, deseeded and sliced



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 400g baby potatoes, unpeeled and halved



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 tsp dried thyme


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley, to serve (optional)



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the peppers, onion and potatoes. Cook, stirring regularly for 5-8 mins until golden. Then add the paprika, garlic, thyme and tomatoes. Bring to the boil, stir and cover, then turn down heat and simmer for 12 mins. Add a splash of water if the sauce becomes too thick.

  2. Season the stew and lay the salmon on top, skin side down. Place the lid back on and simmer for another 8 mins until the salmon is cooked through. Scatter with parsley, if you like, and serve.

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bloodnock's picture
9th Oct, 2011
Cooked this tonight. It was as very very nice. Couldn't find any smoked Paprika but we can always go again on this one it was so so good.
29th Sep, 2011
Nice easy way of eating Salmon and getting a few of your 5 a day, as suggested by others I par-boiled the potatoes first and they came out beautifully. The salmon took an extra 5 mins to cook than suggested though, next time I might cut it into chunks and just gently mix in before putting the lid on, that way it will get covered in the sauce and should cook quicker. Will definitely become a regular in our household though.
29th Jun, 2011
I really enjoyed this dish; I was surprised to find the timings actually right! As long as you use baby potatoes as in the recipe the cooking times are bang on. Didn't find it hot at all either, it had just the right level of spice and i'm a wimp with spices! Really had that authentic Spanish/ tapas flavour. Will definitely make this again.
9th Jun, 2011
loved it! par boiled the potatoes first but still found they took longer to crisp up. Also, salmon took longer than 8 minutes to cook. But the end result definitely made the wait worth it. the salmon was so flavourful and the stew set it off beautifully.
7th Apr, 2011
Did this for the first time this evening, the potatoes took longer than suggested but the end result was lovely, would definitely do it again.
22nd Mar, 2011
I agree with the other comments that you have to go steady with the smoked paprika - there are two types; 'hot' & 'sweet' - I used a bit of both, but didn't get my combination quite right and it was just on the edge of being too hot. We had it with tuna instead of salmon though and the meatiness of the fish could handle the heat fortunately!
14th Mar, 2011
I have made this dish twice, first time the potatoes took ages to cook so the second time par boiled the potatoes. It's a tasty dish will defiinately make again for friends.
Frantic Flapjack
7th Mar, 2011
Really good. Had to cook for only extra 5 minutes for the potatoes before adding the salmon. Cooked perfectly in 8 minutes. Lovely colourful meal.
4th Mar, 2011
Like a number of Good Food recipes, this is a fabulous dish but the timings given are out. How on earth is it that supposedly "tested" recipes are so wrong? Once you've sorted the correct timings out for the salmon and the potatoes, this really is a tasty dish. Even those in our family who aren't keen on salmon love it. I've cooked it five times now and have found the best recipe is to cook the salmon for 25 mins once added and part cook the potatoes before adding them 10 minutes before the end.
thecherub's picture
2nd Mar, 2011
We really liked this. Was worried about the amount of Paprika but turned out lovely in the end. I par-boiled the spuds first and cut each into 3, not half. Will definately make again. Makes for a good week day meal as quick and easy to do. (I forgot to add Thyme - will try it next time!)


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