Poached salmon with tarragon

Poached salmon with tarragon

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(3 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins - 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Lightly poach salmon fillets and serve with creamy green beans and baby new potatoes for a light meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal383
  • fat25g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein34g
  • salt0.2g
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Ingredients

  • 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 200g half-fat crème fraîche
  • small pack tarragon, leaves only, chopped
    Tarragon

    Tarragon

    ta-ra-gon

    A popular and versatile herb, tarragon has an intense flavour that's a unique mix of sweet…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed to a paste
  • 400g green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • cooked baby new potatoes, to serve
    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…

Method

  1. Zest the lemon and cut into wedges. Mix together the crème fraîche, tarragon, garlic, lemon zest and a squeeze of juice, season to taste and set aside.

  2. Bring a large shallow pan of salted water to the bowl and cook the green beans for 3 mins until just done. Remove with a slotted spoon, drain and cool under cold running water before tossing with the crème fraîche mixture.

  3. Bring the pan back to the boil, then turn the heat down to a very gentle simmer and slide in the salmon pieces. Poach for 8-10 mins or until cooked to your liking. Remove from the pan and put on kitchen paper before plating up. Serve with the green beans and baby new potatoes.

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Angharad1313
7th Jan, 2017
3.8
This is really tasty. I cooked the potatoes, salmon and beans all in the same pan and water (just adding at different times: potatoes, salmon, beans) to save washing up but it kept everything warm too.
Frantic Flapjack
29th Dec, 2014
3.8
This was really lovely. As green beans are not in season, I used a mixture of broccoli, peas and carrots and it turned out very well.
cshobbs
10th Nov, 2014
5.05
Lovely recipe - salmon is very tender using this method of cooking. However, I did keep the beans warm - I thought that was more suitable in November.
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