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



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  • 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)



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  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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27th Jan, 2011
Be warned this is very spicy and we really like hot food. Have had to add a tin of cannellini beans to tone it down. I guess it depends on the brand of smoked paprika you use.
27th Jan, 2011
Really enjoyed this healthy dish. My Spanish friend told me that her Mum always makes this with tuna instead of salmon so I'll be giving that a go next time!
26th Jan, 2011
I par boiled my potatoes first and only used 1 tsp of smoked paprika. Had it with crusty bread. Very tasty.
25th Jan, 2011
Very nice recipe but for me the pototoes took far longer to cook than the advised time.
24th Jan, 2011
Made this tonight and was really nice and filling. Made this without the oil so did not fry the potatoes, onion and peppers. I boiled the potatoes in water until just soft and mixed them into the onions and peppers when they were a little soft. I follewed the recipe and then added frozen salmon fillets. This worked really well is full of flavour and cut down on the calorie intake. Will definately make this again this way.
24th Jan, 2011
Great recipe, full of flavour! A new way to use salmon, will make again on another occasion!
24th Jan, 2011
Really different idea for salmon. Salmon really moist but very hot from paprika. Would use less next time


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