Salmon & spinach with tartare cream

Salmon & spinach with tartare cream

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(147 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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marmiteetponpon's picture
15th Apr, 2014
try this amazing fish with rice recipe at marmite et ponpon
Saize's picture
9th Apr, 2014
Very nice dish.
25th Mar, 2014
I am new to cooking, so looking for the easy things to try. My girlfriend loved this dish as did I. Last night I tried adding some Dijon mustard to the sauce which worked a treat. 1 table spoon was more than enough and found the capers had more of a presence in the dish after doing so.
RosieVimes's picture
7th Feb, 2014
Quick and easy with great results, perfect if you're short on time. Goes well with new potatoes and chantenay carrots. Highly recommended.
skt13_devon's picture
22nd Jan, 2014
Sorry couldn't rate it on my iPad :( but its definitely a 5 star!
skt13_devon's picture
22nd Jan, 2014
Lovely, really tasty and not at all dry. Hubby and I both loved the sauce. Mmm definitely one to do again.
26th Nov, 2013
Simple light yet very tasty. My 4 year old loves it too.
26th Nov, 2013
Light yet very filling. Taste divine.
17th Aug, 2013
Cooked it yet again and it has to be the most popular salmon dish in our house. Nothing fussy about it and it tastes great.
11th Jul, 2013
Excellent! Very quick and very tasty.


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