Salmon rarebit

Salmon rarebit

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 7 mins


Easily doubled
Working from home? Boost flagging energy levels with salmon rarebit - a high-energy lunch for one

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal368
  • fat15g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre2g
  • protein35g
  • salt1.1g
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  • slice granary bread (or a bread of your choice - we used German-style pumpernickel)
  • ½ x 212g can Wild Alaskan Pacific salmon, drained and flaked



    With its delicate, sweet flesh and wide availability, salmon is one of the most popular fish.…

  • 1-2 spring onions, thinly sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 2 tbsp cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp grated horseradish (optional)
    Horseradish root on a wooden chopping board


    hors rad-ish

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


  • 1 tbsp coarsley grated red leicester cheese
  • 40g watercress and spinach salad, to serve



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


  1. Heat grill to high. Toast the bread lightly on both sides.

  2. Mix the salmon and spring onions together and season with pepper only. Spread onto the bread. Mix together the cottage cheese, horseradish (if using) and cheese. Spoon on top of the salmon.

  3. Grill on a high shelf for 1 min, then lower the shelf and continue to grill for a further 3-4 mins or until the topping starts to brown. Serve straight away with a watercress and spinach salad.

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20th Mar, 2017
Clearly, these flavours don't work for me.
8th Dec, 2010
Made it exactly as recipe. So easy and great flavours - the cottage cheese makes the topping light, which contrasts with the salmon, and the horseradish gives a touch of heat and depth. Will certainly do again - it could easily be tarted up to make an unusual starter.
21st Jul, 2015
Delicious and perfect for one! I think the salmon being wild and Alaskan really makes a difference to the flavour. I've been reading up on it and because it's wild, it's a leaner fish - so better for you and also has more nutrients and generally healthier and tastier. There are some great other Alaskan salmon recipes out there, plus a chance to even win some!!
26th Aug, 2008
Forgot to say, never have horseradish in so have never had it with that.
26th Aug, 2008
Really lovely, tasty lunch (or doubled for dinner), and SO quick and easy!
24th Jan, 2008
I tried it as per the recipe, and it was gorgeous! Great for using as a Weight Watchers meal; relatively low in Saturated Fat. No doubt I'll have it again and again......
6th Dec, 2007
Great for quick after - work meal or late holiday breakfast. Spinach salad does complement this dish. I would skip cheese and horseradish and use deseeded cucumber instead. A little bit of dijon mustard will do greatly.
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