• Serves: 2
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cooking Time: 30 mins
  • Difficulty: Medium

It’s official! Winter is over and Spring is here. Well, at least that’s what the calendar says! Either way, I’m fairly certain I’m not alone in being somewhat over soups and stews now. Not completely, because the temperatures aren’t quite up to scratch yet, but enough to crave some lighter food and fresh greens! Now, salads for me are a “warm weather food” and I usually wait until the temperatures are at least in double-digits to start on the fresh and cold stuff. However, when combined with some potatoes and good quality fish, I believe it works even at the first sign of sunshine. Fresh and organic ingredients make this a filling and healthy dish without being too heavy, so perfect for the transitional season.


  • Serves: 2
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cooking Time: 30 mins
  • Difficulty: Medium

Here's what you'll need...

For the salmon/salad:

  • 300-400g salmon filets
  • 300g baby new potatoes
  • 200g green beans, trimmed
  • 100g rocket
  • 2tbsp organic olive oil
  • 1 lemon, cut into slices
  • 8 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • salt & pepper

For the dressing:

  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 4tbsp organic, extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper

ingredients needed for lemon and thyme steamed salmon with smashed potatoes and greens

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  • 1

    Place the potatoes in a saucepan with water and boil for 10 minutes. Preheat your oven to 200C.

    Baby new potatoes in a saucepan of water

  • 2

    Whilst the potatoes are cooking, place the salmon onto a piece of foil large enough to fold over and seal. Season with a little salt and pepper. Place the lemon slices and thyme on top of the salmon.

    Salmon on a baking try topped with lemon slices and thyme

  • 3

    Now fold and seal the foil to form the parcel.

    Tin foil folded around a salmon fillet to create a parcel

  • 4

    Drain the cooked potatoes and place them on a baking tray. Squash each potato a little until the skin is cracked and they’re slightly flattened.

    Baby new potatoes crushed on a baking tray

  • 5

    Drizzle the potatoes with the olive oil and season with pepper.

    Place the potatoes and salmon in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

    Salmon fillet topped with lemon and thyme in a tin foil parcel with baby new potatoes on a baking tray

  • 6

    Boil the green beans for 5-6 minutes, they should still be a little crunchy. Drain the beans and set aside. Remove the potatoes and salmon from the oven and leave to cool.

    Salmon fillets topped with lemon and thyme, baby new potatoes and greens

  • 7

    To assemble each plate, place the rocket on it, followed by the beans, potatoes and broken up chunks of the salmon. Drizzle the olive oil and lemon juice on top and season with a little salt and pepper. Decorate with a few thyme sprigs.

    Steamed salmon on a bed of baby new potatoes and greens


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By Carole Poirot on 02.04.18

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