Salmon with beetroot and cauliflower cream

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By: James Martin From: James Martin Digs Deep

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This recipe is classed as intermediate

Rating 3.15 / 5 (48 votes)

Prep time:
25 min
Cook time:
45 min

James Martin's colourful recipe pairs richly flavoured salmon with piquant marinated beetroot and luxurious cauliflower cream spiked with horseradish


1. To make the cream: cook the beetroot whole in a pan of boiling water for about 20-30 minutes until cooked and tender. Remove from the pan, cut into wedges and place in a bowl.

2. Mix the shallots and garlic with the balsamic vinegar, oil and herbs and pour over the beetroot. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Cook the cauliflower florets in boiling water until just cooked. Drain and plunge into iced water. Drain and set aside.

4. Combine the lemon juice and horseradish cream with the whipped cream and season with salt and pepper. Fold in the cauliflower.

5. To make the salmon: cut each fillet through the centre, but do not cut in half. Then fold the fillet outwards.

6. Heat a frying pan and when hot add the salmon with a the olive oil and butter and season with salt and pepper. Cook on one side for 2-3 minutes, then remove the pan from the heat, turn the fillets over and stand for 2-3 minutes. Drain on kitchen paper.

7. To serve: place a portion of cauliflower cream in the centre of the plate and spoon the marinated beetroot round the edge with some dressing. Place the salmon on top and sprinkle with the lemon juice.


For the salmon

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Stunning, quick and very tasty

helenL62291 helenL62291  Posted 06 Jan 2010 3:26 PM