Spiced salmon with traybaked sag aloo in a serving dish

Spiced salmon with traybaked sag aloo

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(37 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 4

Spice up a salmon fillet with the classic Indian side dish, sag aloo, for an easy midweek meal that's packed with omega-3 and ideal for feeding a crowd

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal610
  • fat35g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre5g
  • protein33g
  • salt0.6g
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  • 1kg floury potatoes, such as Maris Piper, peeled and cut into 2cm chunks



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • olive oil, for roasting
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tsp turmeric



    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 200g spinach



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

  • 1 x 500g salmon fillet
  • 2 tbsp tandoori or tikka spice paste
  • 100ml double cream
  • lemon wedge, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cook the potatoes in a large pan of boiling salted water for 6 mins. Drain in a colander and leave to steam dry for a few mins. Toss the potatoes in a roasting tin with 1 tbsp oil, the turmeric, ground cumin and chilli flakes and plenty of seasoning. Roast for 20 mins, tossing halfway through. Boil the kettle.

  2. Put the spinach in a colander and pour over boiling water until wilted. Use the back of a wooden spoon to squeeze out most of the water. Rub the salmon generously with the spice paste and drizzle with oil. Stir the spinach through the potatoes and top with the salmon, skin-side down. Increase the heat to 220C/200C fan/ gas 7. Return to the oven for 20-25 mins or until the salmon is just cooked. Remove the salmon to stir the cream into the potatoes, then replace the salmon and serve with lemon wedges for squeezing over.

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8th Mar, 2020
Loved by all the family. So simple to cook!
28th Feb, 2020
Absolutely delicious. I also used half fat creme fraiche instead of cream and Pataks Balti paste.
26th Feb, 2020
Absolutely fantastic! Really love this dish. Next time I'm making more potatoes. I used just a little low fat creme fraiche and it was delicious.
30th Jan, 2020
Delicious recipe - wouldn't change anything.. used Pataks tikka masala paste
20th Jul, 2019
Amazing! Love this dish - made it exactly as the recipe suggests.
9th Mar, 2019
This is the nicest salmon dish I’ve ever cooked. Anyone unsure about the cream, I put it in, I thought it made the dish. Absolutely delicious.
3rd Feb, 2019
I made this as per recipe but didn’t add any cream, instead served chilled creme fraiche along side. Like Gemma, I also did some broccoli as well. A really tasty,quick meal that we.enjoyed. I halved the amount for the two of us.
Frantic Flapjack
15th Jan, 2019
This was a lovely meal. I used trout fillets instead of salmon and didn't use any cream. I thought this would make the potatoes soggy and as it was, they were lovely and crisp.
8th Jan, 2019
Quick n easy, really tasty, will definitely make again.
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Gemma Skillett
2nd Jan, 2019
This is so good ! All in one pan, easy and delicious. My kids scoffed it. I added some steamed broccoli for extra veg.


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