Salmon with greens & crème fraîche

Salmon with greens & crème fraîche

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(108 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
Simple and super quick, this lovely salmon dish tastes as good as it looks

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal436
  • fat29g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre5g
  • protein36g
  • salt0.34g


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • 1 leek, thinly sliced



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 250ml chicken or fish stock
  • 100g crème fraîche
  • 140g frozen peas
  • 140g frozen broad beans
  • 4 skinless salmon fillets
  • small bunch chives, snipped
  • mash, to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan with a lid. Cook the leek for 5-10 mins until soft but not coloured, then pour in the stock. Simmer for a few mins until reduced slightly then add the crème fraîche and season. Cook for 1 min more.

  2. Tip in the peas and beans, nestle in the salmon fillets, then turn down to a simmer and cover. Cook for 12-15 mins, depending on the thickness of the salmon, until cooked through. Sprinkle on the chives and serve with mashed potato, if you like.

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Suzyo's picture
28th Feb, 2020
Joined today especially to rate this recipe. I love fish and my favourite is slightly smoked salmon which I used in this, with just a few additions which I’m sure you’ll agree if you try. In with the leeks are a couple of garlic cloves, the fish stock was my own, added some tarragon then green beans, steamed over the potatoes before adding with the peas five minutes from the end. Butter, horseradish and chives mashed with the potatoes. Delicious recipe....5 stars
13th Nov, 2019
Fabulous simple recipe which results in beautifully tender salmon. I cooked it for 2. Halving the ingredients produced enough sauce. I substituted broken up frozen French beans for the broad beans. No other changes needed. Served on a bed of creamy mash, it was delicious. All the better for the leeks, beans and chives being home grown.
9th Nov, 2019
This was really tasty and so quick and easy too! Added an onion at the beginning, lemon zest and served with a combo of mashed celeriac and potato, defiantly will be making again.
7th Jun, 2019
Lovely, easy recipe. I used onion and not leek, asparagus rather than beans and added some tarragon. Cooked it about 10 minutes less than the recipe stated (once the salmon was in the pan). Turned out fantastic! Definitely a keeper recipe.
18th Mar, 2019
Needs seasoning. A hit! Massively enjoyed by 4 & 6 yr old.
12th Feb, 2018
Lovely meal, easy to make, I will make it again.
17th Sep, 2017
I had to improvise cooking times as I used frozen salmon and swapped leek for a bunch of spring onions because I didn't have leek. Added the juice of half a lemon towards the end and also some spinach. It was really tasty and a good way to use up leftover creme fraiche. Will happily make again.
30th Jul, 2017
Super quick and easy! Made this for a quick Sunday dinner. Only a couple of changes based on what we had in, used veg stock and didn't have broad beans but added a good amount of fresh spinach towards the end. Also had more parsley than chives so added a decent handful of both chopped at the end plus a squeeze of lemon. Served with some broccoli and mash with lots of butter and herbs. Went down a treat (I'm veggie so didn't get to try but husband reviewed highly) - will be making again with whatever greens and fish we have in.
6th Jun, 2017
I followed the recipe exactly but something went wrong when adding the Creme fraiche- it all seperated and got clumpy. It's definitely a fresh pot of CF so not sure what happened there . Probably the heat of the stock when I added it caused it to separate? Either way the recipe didn't work for me and the sauce was very watery- basically just tasted like we were eating fish stock!
5th Feb, 2017
Very easy, quick and most importantly tasty. Easy to adapt in terms of what veg to add. As per an earlier comment, I doubled the quantity of veg. Will definitely try with chicken and tarragon very soon.


7th Jan, 2019
Is the mash included in the calorie count? Many thanks.
goodfoodteam's picture
8th Jan, 2019
Thanks for your question. Ingredients listed as 'to serve' are not included in our nutritional figures.
Jasmyn Mears's picture
Jasmyn Mears
26th Jun, 2018
We loved it. I added lemon rind, a bay leaf and garlic. Also swapped the frozen beans for fresh runners. Had some kale in the fridge so I checked that in too. Next time ill add a splash of white wine.
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