6 Simple And Delicious New Ways To Eat Salmon Right Now

by | Aug 31, 2017 | Recipes

By Amy Hopkins; Photography by James Garaghty and Natthapon Ngamnithiporn/Freepik

Healthy meals for any day of the week.

Packed with brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, potassium, selenium and choline, salmon is a superfood in its own right. Here, six ways to reap those healthy, tasty benefits…

salmon salade niçoise

Salade Niçoise

(Serves 2)


• 2 boiled eggs
• 1⁄4 cup pitted olives
• Handful green beans, steamed
• Handful butter lettuce
• 3 to 4 baby potatoes, halved, steamed
• Handful cherry tomatoes, quartered
• 2 salmon fillets (about 150g each), cooked, flaked
• 2 spring onions, finely sliced
• Basil leaves, for garnishing
• Lemon juice, for dressing
• Extra-virgin olive oil, for dressing
• Pinch salt and pepper

1/ Assemble all the ingredients on a large platter. Toss to coat or serve with dressing and seasoning on the side.

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salmon frittata

Fishy Frittata

(Serves 2 to 4)


• 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
• 8 free-range eggs, whisked
• 2 salmon fillets (about 150g each), cooked, flaked
• 1 handful baby spinach
• Pinch each: salt, pepper and chilli flakes

1/ Heat the oil in a large skillet or frying pan. Pour in the eggs and stir gently for a couple of minutes over medium heat.
2/ Stir in the salmon, half the spinach leaves and seasoning. Allow to cook through. Serve with the rest of the baby spinach and another drizzle of olive oil.

salmon asian noodles

Asian Noodles

(Serves 2)


• 1 knob ginger, grated
• 4 tbsp sesame oil
• 4 tbsp tamari
• 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
• Pinch chilli flakes
• 2 salmon fillets (about 150g each)
• 1⁄2 packet vermicelli (rice noodles), just cooked
• 150g sugar-snap peas, sliced
• Handful coriander, chopped
• Pinch salt and pepper

1/ Whisk together the ginger, oil, tamari, garlic and chilli flakes and coat the salmon fillets. Set aside to marinate for 20 to 30 minutes.
2/ Heat a large frying pan until hot. Remove the salmon from the marinade and fry until just cooked through. Remove and flake. Pour the rest of the marinade into the pan. Add the noodles and toss to coat.
3/ Plate the noodles in a large bowl. Add the salmon flakes, peas and garnish with coriander. Season to taste (optional).

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salmon fishcakes

Gluten-Free Fishcakes With Homemade Mayo

(Serves 4 to 6)


• 2 potatoes, mashed
• Juice and zest of 1⁄2 lemon
• 400g salmon fillets, cooked and flaked
• 1 tsp chopped fresh parsley
• 2 egg yolks
• 3 tbsp gluten-free flour mix (or rice flour)
• Pinch each: salt, pepper and chilli flakes
• Extra-virgin olive oil, for frying

For the Mayo:

• 1 egg yolk
• 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (from the other half of the lemon)
• 1 tsp mustard
• 1 small clove garlic, very finely diced
• Pinch salt and pepper
• 1 cup olive oil and canola oil blend

1/ Mix all of the fishcake ingredients together. Test for flavour – you may want to add more lemon juice or seasoning. You may need to add more gluten-free flour to get the consistency right – it should be slightly sticky, but still hold its shape.
2/ Roll the mixture into heaped tablespoon-sized balls and place in a large frying pan set over medium-high heat with some oil. Squash slightly with a spatula. Fry until golden, then flip over and cook on the other side. Remove from pan and place on a paper towel- lined plate to drain away any excess oil.
3/ For the mayo, use an electric whisk to whisk all the ingredients, except the oil, until well blended. Then, very slowly, drizzle in the oil, while whisking, until a thick mayonnaise forms. Serve with the fishcakes (either warm or at room temperature).

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salmon bake

Summer-Style Bake

(Serves 2 Or 4 with a side, such as brown rice)


• 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
• A few whole garlic cloves
• 2 red onions, chopped
• 6 courgettes, chopped
• 1 large yellow pepper, chopped
• 1 tin chopped tomatoes
• 4 salmon fillets (about 150g each)
• 2 lemons, sliced
• 1⁄2 cup white wine
• Pinch each: salt, pepper and chilli flakes
• Fresh basil, for garnishing

1/ Preheat the oven to 200°C. Place the oil, garlic and vegetables in a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes until semi-cooked.
2/ Add the salmon, squeeze over the juice from the lemon slices, pour over the wine, add seasoning and bake for 10 minutes, until the fish has cooked through. Garnish with basil.

salmon courgette pasta

Flaked-Fish Courgette Pasta

(Serves 2)


• 3 to 4 courgettes for spiralising (or buy ready-made), raw or steamed
• 2 salmon fillets (about 150g each), cooked, flaked
• Fresh basil for garnishing
• 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
• Juice and zest of 1⁄2 lemon
• Pinch each: salt, pepper and chilli flakes

1/ Toss all of the ingredients together and season to taste. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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