Quick Pan Fried Salmon With Warm Potato Salad

By niallharbison

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am

Quick Pan Fried Salmon With Warm Potato Salad

  • Salmon
  • Green Beans
  • New Potatoes
  • Capers
  • 2 Lemons
  • Small Splash Of Mayo
  • 1 Red Onion
  • Parsley

Fish is the one thing people always tell me that they struggle to cook. Most people don’t a blind fucking notion where to start and when they do decide to cook one of our little underwater friends it is most often salmon that they turn to.Most people make a complete balls of it so to show just how easy it can be and how quickly you can rustle up something really special for din dins here is an awesome little recipe with just 7 ingredients and ready in 20 minutes as usual.


Step 1

The ingredients are easy to find. Run around the isles of the local supermarket on the way home and you'll have them in less than 10 minutes. Boom

Step 2

Fuck on a big pot of water and when it comes to the boil lash in the spuds

Step 3

Lash the salmon out onto a plate and grate a load of the lemon zest over the top of it. The more the better but don't go down to the white part of the lemon because it is bitter and rotten.

Step 4

Good lash of olive oil over it too

Step 5

Nice bit of slat and some cracked black pepper and then set it to one side.

Step 6

Peel the onion and chop it in half. Not fucking rocket science so far is it?

Step 7

Dice the onion up as small as you possible can. Teeny tiny pieces.

Step 8

Pick the parsley leaves away from the stalks

Step 9

Chop the shit out of it until it is nice and small

Step 10

Add in a small amount of mayo. A little more if you are not on a health buzz. This helps bind it all together

Step 11

Squeeze the juice of one of the lemons into the mix

Step 12

Set to one side. In case you are completely brain dead this is going to make up the potato salad.

Step 13

Lash a pan on the heat and let it warm up. Do not put any oil in it whatsoever. Nice high heat and let it warm for about 2 minutes

Step 14

When it is hot put the fish in skin side down (If it has skin).

Step 15

Now here is the best part. Do absolutely fucking nothing. Don't touch it. Don't play with it. Don't shake the pan. DO NOTHING!!!!

Step 16

The potatoes should nearly be cooked now. Drop the green beans into the same water to save on washing up.

Step 17

When the salmon starts changing colour slightly around the edges you can flip it and turn the heat down slightly

Step 18

Again do absolutely nothing. Just let it cook out for about 2 minutes on this side. You don't have to cook salmon the whole way through and having it nice and pink in the middle is key.

Step 19

Take the potatoes and cool them down under running water for a couple of seconds. Just slightly.

Step 20

Chop the bastards up into nice small pieces.

Step 21

Lash them into the mix that you made earlier.

Step 22

Now a lot of people have trouble plating stuff and making it look nice so try this. Nice little spoonful of potatoes on the bottom

Step 23

Green beans on top.

Step 24

Salmon balanced on top of those

Step 25

And a little slice of lemon and you are done. This dish works well with any fish and should only take about 20 minutes.

It doesn’t really get much fucking easier than that does it? Any old gobshite could lash this together and even though I’ve kept it simple you can extend it in lots of different ways by adding in additional ingredients. Forget about only eating fish in restaurants and make this at home because it is healthy, quick and delicious.


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