Tested till perfect Lemon and Caper Salmon With Herbed Potato Mash
Lemon and Caper Salmon with Herbed Potato Mash
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Lemon and Caper Salmon With Herbed Potato Mash

We boost the flavour of this potato purée with olive oil and fresh parsley. On another night, make this dish with fresh sole fillets or scallops instead of the salmon, and call it the catch of the day. Serve with lemon wedges.

By Jennifer Bartoli and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: April 2013

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 20 minutes
  • Portion size 4


  • 4 4skinless salmon filletskinless salmon fillets, (about 4 oz/115 g each)
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
  • 1 pinch 1pinchpepper
  • 2 tsp 2tspolive oil
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspbutter
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspcapercapers, rinsed, drained and chopped
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsplemon juice

Potato Mash:

  • 1-1/2 lb 1-1/2lbyellow-fleshed potatoes, peeled and cut in chunks
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupmilk
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupchopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspolive oil
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tsppepper
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
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Potato Mash: In large pot of boiling salted water, cover and cook potatoes until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain and return to pot, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.

With potato masher, mash together potatoes, milk, parsley, oil, pepper and salt, adding as much of the reserved cooking liquid as needed for smooth consistency.

Meanwhile, sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. In nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook salmon, turning once, until fish flakes easily when tested with fork, about 8 minutes. Remove to plate; keep warm.

Add butter to pan; cook, swirling pan, until starting to brown, about 2 minutes. Stir in capers; cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Drizzle over salmon. Serve on potato mash.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 475 pro 26g total fat 28g sat. fat 8g
carb 30g dietary fibre 2g sugar 3g chol 85mg
sodium 708mg potassium 944mg

% RDI:

calcium 7 iron 9 vit A 12 vit C 35
folate 21
This recipe is featured on Your monthly meal plan: 30 meals under 500 calories, week two and Our Best Quick and Easy Dinners
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