Salmon with Pea Sauce

Salmon with pea sauce

Salmon is a great choice for dinner parties or family meals as it is pretty much universally liked. This recipe is taken from Fay Ripley’s book “What’s for Dinner?” and is a super easy crowd pleaser!

I’ll be serving this on New Year’s Eve with Chicken Liver Pate to start and Lemon Tart to finish.

Ingredients :serves 6

250ml vegetable stock

300g frozen peas (plus extra to serve)

Handful of fresh mint leaves

3 tbsp crème fraîche

6 salmon fillets

150g pancetta cubes

2 garlic cloves, crushed


  • In a bowl, pour the hot stock over the frozen peas and leave for 5 minutes, then whizz in a food processor with most of the mint until smooth. Heat gently in a pan then add the crème fraîche and leave over a low heat. (The sauce can be made the day before and reheated).
  • In a non-stick frying pan, dry fry the pancetta until golden, adding the garlic at the end for a minute. Remove the pancetta and garlic and set aside.
  • Fry the salmon skin side down in the remaining pancetta fat for 10-12 minutes, turning halfway through. When the skin is crispy and the fish lightly cooked, pop on a plate, pour the pea sauce around it, scatter over the pancetta and garlic and a few saved mint leaves and peas.
  • Serve with Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes.

My name is Caroline Sutton and I'm a wife and mother of 3 children, passionate about food, keeping me and my family healthy, gorgeous interiors and shopping! I have a degree in Biochemistry and Pharmacology and continue to be interested in the science behind diet and drugs. I also have a Diploma and City and Guilds in Interior Design and for the last 17 years have run a property company which develops, redevelops and manages rental properties: Sunlight Properties Ltd.

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