Hot smoked salmon with new potatoes & watercress

Hot smoked salmon with new potatoes & watercress

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(2 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 2

A great low-calorie meal for two, that's rich in omega-3, vitamin C and fibre, packed with spring flavours

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal498
  • fat22g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre6g
  • protein44g
  • salt3.5g


  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced into half moons
  • 1 tbsp white wine or rice wine vinegar
  • 200g baby new potatoes or Jersey royals, halved if large
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 2 tbsp buttermilk
    Buttermilk pancake mixture in bowl with whisk



    There are two types of buttermilk. Traditional buttermilk is a thin, cloudy, slightly tart but…

  • 1 ½ tbsp low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated horseradish, or from a jar
    Horseradish root on a wooden chopping board


    hors rad-ish

    Horseradish root is larger than an ordinary radish, and has a hot, peppery flavour.


  • 100g fine green beans, trimmed
  • 1 small sweet red apple, cored and sliced
  • 2 hot smoked salmon fillets (about 300g/11oz), skin removed, broken into pieces
  • 100g watercress, roughly chopped



    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…


  1. In a large bowl, toss the onion with half the white wine vinegar and some salt. Set aside.

  2. Boil the potatoes in a pan of salted water until tender. Drain well and put back in the pan to steam-dry for a few mins. Tip into the bowl with the onion and gently toss together so that the potatoes absorb the vinegar. Season and leave to cool. 

  3. In a small bowl, mix together the buttermilk, mayonnaise, remaining vinegar and the horseradish. Add some salt and fresh ground pepper, and mix well. Toss the potatoes in the mixture.

  4. Boil the beans for 1 min in salted water, drain, rinse in cold water and dry. Divide the potatoes between two plates and top with the apple slices, beans, salmon and a large handful of watercress.

You may also like

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
12th Feb, 2020
I made this last night and I’ve given it a 5 star rating. It was very easy to make and the flavours went together beautifully for a very fresh taste. For the buttermilk I just used some milk and squeezed in a little bit of fresh lemon juice, leave it out at room temperature for about half an hour and you’ll have your buttermilk. My husband absolutely loved this recipe and would not stop raving about it so I’ll definitely be making it again very soon!
7th Mar, 2016
Absolutely delicious! The horse radish and apple work very well together. We ate it when it was still slightly warm. I doubled the quantities and there was ample left over to eat cold the next day, when it was equally delicious. I will definitely make this again.
Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.
Want to receive regular food and recipe web notifications from us?