Salmon & spinach with tartare cream

Salmon & spinach with tartare cream

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(149 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


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



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

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



    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 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



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


  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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30th Aug, 2016
Great. Very quick and looks professional. Spinach cooked this way superb and tasty. I used double cream for the sauce as I didn't have any creme fraiche and it was fine. Kept the salmon warm in the oven.
7th Mar, 2016
Made this dish yesterday, delicious. Will be doing again fore sure!
3rd Sep, 2015
Great recipe, good with boiled new potatoes
3rd May, 2015
Really nice quick recipe. I only used two tablespoons of lemon juice and it was very good
10th Jan, 2015
The taste of the lemon is too strong and hides all other flavor :(
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23rd Sep, 2014
Fabulous! I found the 'resting' salmon went cold quickly whilst I did the spinach and sauce, so will use separate pans next time…
29th May, 2014
Having been meaning to comment on this recipe for ages, it is absolutely delicious and so quick and easy to make and is a regular meal in our house. I usually serve it with new potatoes and extra veg. It is really good to be able to make a healthy impressive looking meal in minutes.
24th May, 2014
I have used this site a lot and never usually post anything but I liked this dish so much I created an account to be able to comment on how tasty and delicious it is. I picked it because I wanted something quick and fairly healthy to make after work but was surprised at how good it actually tasted for something which took about 10 minutes to make and used minimal ingredients. Next time I have friends over I will definitely be making this.
10th Apr, 2015
Thanks for posting - and PLEASE continue to post comments - people like me LOVE to read tips etc, and even warnings about possible timings or temperatures etc. The site works best when those who look at it and use the recipes also put in something for duff cooks like me!! Thanks again!
29th Apr, 2014
Have made this dish a few times now, very easy to do and delicious ! Made for a dinner party for 8, half pan fried the salmon and then put in the oven to bake covered in foil on low heat mainly because I didn't want to be frying fish with guests! It was a bit fiddly doing the spinach last minute but not to bad. It looks SO impressive served on the spinach my guests thought I had been in the kitchen for hours ! Made the sauce in advance and just re-heated . It's also a healthy dish so definately a winner !


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