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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3rd Jun, 2013
Really really easy! Tasted great!
28th May, 2013
Nice looking recipe - but how can it possibly have apparently precise nutrition data “321 kcalories, protein 32g” when the size/weight of the main ingredient, the salmon fillet, is not specified?
12th May, 2013
Very nice and will certainly cook it again. Wife loved it. Made one mistake, I should have drained the spinach after I wilted it but even so it was a good meal.
7th May, 2013
My family loved it- though remember to really dry the spinach with a cloth. I did it a bit too delicately and we had a bit of water on our plates.
29th Apr, 2013
This was so tasty and easy to make! De-licious!!
13th Jan, 2013
It's the simple sauce that makes this a winner. With three ingredients you have a really tasty sauce and an end results that looks so professional. You could serve this at a dinner party and wow your guests for very little effort. If you need a new way to serve salmon then look no further. Brilliant.
3rd Jan, 2013
Delicious. I got some salmon half price in Sainsburys that was in a cook in bag over Christmas and froze it. Baked it in the oven. Only had frozen spinach so I pan fried that. Had no capers so I used a teaspoon of horseradish sauce instead with lemon juice and dill. It took 25 minutes from start to finish. Will definitely make this again and try it with different fish too.
7th Nov, 2012
Brilliant and easy!
3rd Nov, 2012
Great! would probably go easy on the seasoning in future, especially the salt.
21st Oct, 2012
Yummy, takes seconds to make and is a very good no-hassle dinner party pleaser!


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