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Swedish-style Salmon and Spinach Bake

This was unexpectedly delicious! Quantities make four portions. It is basically layers of wilted spinach, salmon, creamy lemony sauce topped with sliced potato and baked.

  • 600g waxy potatoes, such as Desirée, not peeled

If the potatoes are large you can cut them in half or quarters. Boil 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, then slip the skins off. Set aside.

  • 350g young leaf spinach

Place in a collander, pour over boiling water until wilted. You may have to do this in two batches. Set aside to drain.

  • 60g butter
  • 50g flour
  • 500ml semi-skimmed milk

Make a white sauce. When thickened, add

  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 10-15g fresh dill, chopped
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • pinch of ground white pepper

Now assemble your pie in a suitable oven-proof dish. Squeeze all the remaining water out of the spinach and lay it out in the bottom of the dish. Add

  • 700g skinless salmon fillets (about 4) cut into bite-size chunks

Pour over the white sauce. Slice the potatoes and layer over the top, overlapping.

  • 2 tbs mleted butter

Brush the top with melted butter and bake 30-40 minutes at 180C. This is a meal in itself but goes well with some fresh bread and a green vegetable if you wish.

Salmon, harrissa and grains

Serves 2, takes about 10 minutes.

  • 2 salmon steaks
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs harrissa paste

Mix the harissa with the lemon juice and olive oil and rub all over the flesh. Heat the grill to medium-high. Grill for 5-6 minutes without turning until cooked through, then leave to sit off the heat for a minute.

  • 200g bag baby spinach

Wilt the spinach in a pan with just a drop of oil and some seasoning.

  • Pouch of pre-cooked mixed rice and grains
  • 2 tbs chopped chives
  • 2 tbs chopped parsley
  • half a chilli, seeded and sliced
  • 1tbs lemon juice

Heat the grains pouch in the microwave. Tip into a bowl with the chives, chilli, parsley and lemon juice. Season and toss everything together.

  • Sliced avocado
  • Greek Yoghurt

Spoon the grains onto a plate. Add the salmon (leave the skin behind), some spinach, sliced avocado and Greek yogurt.

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