Salmon with Pea Puree Recipe

(23 ratings)

Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories529 Kcal26%
Fat38 g54%
Saturated Fat10 g50%
Carbohydrates9 g3%

Salmon with pea puree is a simple fish dish flavoured with zesty lemon and fresh mint. This pea puree is so easy to make, but has a punchy flavour and vibrant colour that makes it so impressive. Giving your salmon a crispy skin makes it a bit more special than a standard piece of salmon. The skin of a salmon fillet actually has the highest concentration of Omega 3 fatty acids of any part of the fish, and making it nice and crispy is a great way to enjoy it. Salmon with pea puree is a perfect midweek meal, but also feels special enough that you could serve it as a dinner party main. We’ve served our salmon and pea puree with potatoes to make it a bit more substantial, but you could serve with a grain or rice salad, if you prefer. Frozen peas are a quick and healthy freezer staple that can be used in so many dishes. We’ve whizzed them up with crème fraiche and pine nuts to make a luxurious puree, but they also make a great addition to pastas, risottos, and salads.


  1. Put the peas in a sieve and run under boiling water from the kettle to thaw them. Whizz them to a chunky purée in a food processor with the pine nuts, crème fraîche, lemon zest and juice, and mint.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan until really hot then cook the salmon, skin side down, until crispy. Flip it over and cook for a few more mins until cooked through. Microwave the purée until heated through. Serve the puree with the salmon, potatoes and pea shoots.


  • 300g frozen petits pois
  • 1tbsp pine nuts
  • 4tbsp crème fraîche
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • few sprigs of fresh mint
  • 2tbsp sunflower oil
  • 4 salmon fillets, seasoned
  • steamed baby new potatoes and pea shoots, to serve
Jane Curran

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