Salmon & spinach with tartare cream

Salmon & spinach with tartare cream

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(158 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 2

Ever-versatile salmon is as popular on our shopping lists as chicken. Make the most of it with this impressive recipe

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal321
  • fat20g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.77g

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 2 skinless salmon fillets
  • 250g bag spinach
    Spinach

    Spinach

    spin-atch

    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 2 tbsp reduced-fat crème fraîche
  • juice ½ lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

  • 1 tsp caper, drained
    Capers in bowl

    Capers

    kay-per

    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub that grows in the Mediterranean. As they…

  • 2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • lemon wedges, to serve
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a pan, season the salmon on both sides, then fry for 4 mins each side until golden and the flesh flakes easily. Leave to rest on a plate while you cook the spinach.

  2. Tip the leaves into the hot pan, season well, then cover and leave to wilt for 1 min, stirring once or twice. Spoon the spinach onto plates, then top with the salmon. Gently heat the crème fraîche in the pan with a squeeze of the lemon juice, the capers and parsley, then season to taste. Be careful not to let it boil. Spoon the sauce over the fish, then serve with lemon wedges.

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Keldy2210
22nd Jun, 2020
5.05
Simple, fresh, light meal. I'd definitely make it again, maybe bulking it out with some new potatoes if wanted it to be a bit more substantial. I would suggest giving the spinach a squeeze after wilting though as it is quite watery.
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Nixynoo
11th May, 2020
5.05
Really easy to make and made a nice weekday light meal. May serve it with new potatoes next time.
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Che Guevaraa
11th Feb, 2020
5.05
This was really lovely and easy to make. My son enjoyed it too.
AStock9
13th Sep, 2019
5.05
Quick and tasty. However, I agree with the comments saying the lemon juice should be used sparingly
Croftrise
1st Mar, 2019
5.05
Having read the comments I used less lemon juice but feel that the amount in the recipe is right. I added cooked prawns to the sauce. It was delicious and will be repeated!
Snittsnorter
13th Nov, 2018
5.05
Easy weekday supper. Loved by the family, will do again.
SandraVRM
24th Apr, 2018
5.05
Incredibly easy and tasty.
Woky86
15th Feb, 2017
5.05
Really quick really simple most of all really tasty mmmmh yum yum
jeanius
6th Feb, 2017
5.05
So simple and so tasty. Will be on the "regular" list of quick and delicious meals. Didn't change a thing.
MrsLemons
26th Jan, 2017
4.05
This dish is super easy, quick and tasty enough for a simple midweek dinner. I used both creme fraishe and cream in the sauce to great effect, and served the whole thing with boiled new potatoes. Perfect for during the week, not fancy enough for a dinner party.

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paddit877
20th Jan, 2020
What is the best thing to serve this with?
SueChef1
11th Dec, 2015
Anyone else found you need to cook the salmon a lot longer than 4 mins each side to get a flakey 180g filet?
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goodfoodteam
18th Dec, 2015
Salmon is one of the few fish that can be eaten slightly rare in the middle, but of course, when cooking anything in a pan, timings can vary depending on the thickness of the fish, thickness of the pan and how high the heat is. Generally it is better to under cook salmon then test regularly to prevent over cooking the fillets. When it is ready (and skin side down in the pan) you should be able to apply gentle pressure under the fillet with a spatula so that it breaks along a natural flake. This gives you the opportunity to peak inside without cutting into the fish and spoiling its appearance. For rare it will look slightly moist and still quite pink (and slightly resistant to breaking all the way through), for just cooked it will be moist and the same colour all the way through with a few touches of white. For well done, you will see more white deposits from the protein in the fish and it will have a drier texture. You should now be able to return the fish to its original shape. It is also worth resting salmon after cooking, but don’t forget that the cooking process will continue.
varnteing
21st Jun, 2015
Can I put the salmon into the oven instead of frying it? If can then for how long?
bleakraven
5th Jan, 2015
1.05
What do I season the salmon and spinach with?
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goodfoodteam
13th Jan, 2015
Hi bleakraven, thanks for your question. Unless otherwise specified, for all our recipes where you see "season" please use salt and ground black pepper. Hope this helps, let us know how you get on. 
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ta ta
2nd Apr, 2019
5.05
Healthy dinner, easy to cook. Add parmesan 50gr on sauce, do not recommend put extra lemon on the plate, because it is enough lemon juice in the creame sauce, which you made. Also very nice serve with brown rice. Dinner for the CHAMPIOOOON)
Marklsy
4th Feb, 2016
5.05
Absolutely delicious, but personally i like my spinach flash boiled with water from the kettle for no more than 2 mins then drain. Throw into ice water if you like but it's nice hot. Beware, when you boil spinach it reduces to at least 1/3 it's original volume.
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