Salmon with Mashed Potatoes and Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

Salmon with Mashed Potatoes and Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce


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Wonderfully fragrant salmon is drizzled with garlic lemon butter sauce and accompanied by mashed potatoes. This is a restaurant dish made easily at home.


Serves: 4 

  • 4 salmon fillets (about 150g each)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • For the mashed potatoes
  • 1 kg peeled potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon chicken stock powder, or a chicken stock cube
  • For the garlic lemon butter sauce
  • 125g butter
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Peel and chop potatoes and boil in a saucepan of water until soft; drain. Place the 2 tablespoons butter, 1/4 cup milk and chicken stock in a bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. Mash potatoes and gradually pour in prepared mixture; mix well.
  2. Wash salmon in a bowl with salted water and drain. Mix salmon with 2/3 of the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of salt and put aside.
  3. To make the sauce; place a small saucepan on low-medium heat, melt the butter and add lemon juice, milk, dried dill and garlic. Allow to simmer (not on too high heat) while you cook salmon.
  4. In a large frypan, heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil on a medium heat. Place slices of salmon in frypan. Cook for 5 minutes each side – more or less depending on your preference. To serve, place some mash in the centre of a plate, put the salmon on top then drizzle with sauce.

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Reviews (3)


Thanks for a fantastic recipe. I have made it many times over. The only thing I do slightly different, is to cook the salmon 1/3 way through on both sides in a fry pan, and then pop it into a pre-heated moderate oven until its cooked all the way through. - 08 Jul 2009


I followed the recipe except for dill which I don't have on hand. I used tarragon to replace it and it works. Thank you for the easy recipe that I could follow as it was my first time making sauce for salmon (usually I have it plain with only salt and pepper). And I steamed the fish instead, and it was good. The mashed potatoes was tasty. - 11 Jul 2013


Loved it ... I made a salad with the left over salmon drizzled some sauce over it for my lunch the next day yummy... - 04 Aug 2015

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