Poached salmon with potato salad

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Poached salmon with potato salad Easy Food

Serves 4


For the potato salad:
800g baby new potatoes, larger ones halved
4 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp plain yoghurt
1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
Juice of ½ a lemon
Small handful of chives, snipped
2 shallots, very finely chopped
Salt and black pepper


For the salmon:
4 salmon fillets, bones removed
Pinch of salt
100ml white wine
120ml water
½ an onion, thinly sliced
Small handful of fresh dill
Sprig of fresh parsley
3-4 whole black peppercorns


To serve:
Watercress, lamb’s lettuce or a mixture
Lemon wedges


  1. Place the potatoes in a large pan, add a pinch of salt and cover with 2-3cm of cold water. Bring to the boil over a high heat and cook for 8-10 minutes until tender when pierced with a fork. Drain in a colander and set aside to cool a little.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise with the mustard, lemon juice, chives and shallots. Season with salt and black pepper.
  3. When the potatoes are still a little warm, toss them with the mayonnaise mixture.
  4. Season the salmon fillets with a little salt. Place the wine, water, onion and herbs in a large pan over a medium heat and bring to a gentle simmer.
  5. Place salmon fillets into the pan, skin-side down. Cover and cook for 6-8 minutes, or until done to your liking.
  6. Serve the salmon with the potato salad, generous handfuls of watercress or lamb’s lettuce and lemon wedges on the side.

Per serving: 371kcals, 14g fat (2.1g saturated), 30.6g carbs (1.4g sugars), 32.5g protein, 5.3g fibre, 0.278g sodium


MAKE IT YOURS
Use smoked salmon or griddled crispy bacon instead of the prosciutto, if preferred.


TOP TIP
Poaching is a very healthy, quick, and straightforward way to cook salmon. Why not poach a few extra fillets and use them for packed lunches?