Roast Salmon, Recipe with simple Side Dish

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Here I would like to show you my recipe Salmon Roast. Today we serve the fried fish fillet on mashed potatoes and cabbage. 

I love creative cooking! I experiment with passion in my kitchen and always invent new delicious culinary experiences. I prefer to use easily available ingredients…

Although it should be quick, you can conjure up great dishes with a new idea. This is also possible if the ingredients seem “ordinary” to you at first.

Here is the current example: Not only the potato is suitable for a fine puree, but also cauliflower. Absolutely try it out…

Have fun cooking and good luck!

Rezept Bild Lachsspaghetti

My recipe salmon spaghetti I show somewhere else. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

1. Roast Salmon Fillet 

He looks so beautiful: Our finished salmon served on the plate. How do you get such a great result?

geratener Lachs auf Kartoffel-Blumenkohl Püree

Juicy fried salmon on a bed of potato and cabbage puree supplemented with fine cauliflower florets. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

The raw salmon looks so great, I’m looking forward to the preparation!

Roher Lachs auf dem Teller

Salmon is already an appetizing sight raw. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

A tender salmon fillet you should fry outside slightly crispy but inside juicy in a hot pan. If your fish is still slightly glassy on the inside, you have reached restaurant quality.

If you don’t like it glassy, leave the fish in the pan for about 2 minutes longer.

Fish is not meat – the cooking times in the pan are short. That’s why you never leave the stove when roasting fish, otherwise dry fish on the plate is in danger!

2. Salmon Side Dishes

A salmon fillet tolerates many side dishes. In my cooking suggestion below I show you step by step how to prepare a potato and cabbage puree and cauliflower florets with butter crumbs.

Other matching side dishes I show you in this table. Have fun combining!

Satiating Side DishMashed potatoes,
Parsley potatoes,
Celery puree,
Fried potatoes,
Saffron risotto,
Mushroom risotto,
Savoy cabbage,
Brussels sprouts,
Green or white asparagus,
Further Side DishesSalad,
Fried bacon,
Fried chorizo

2.1 Potato and Cabbage Puree with Saffron

We don’t just know about the various possibilities of puree preparation from the expansion of the media landscape with its numerous cooking and travel programmes.

Feines Kartoffelpüree mit Blumenkohl

Potato and cauliflower puree with saffron as a new taste experience.

Further puree possibilities:

  • Mashed potatoes with leek
  • Mashed potatoes with olives
  • Mashed potatoes with dried tomatoes
  • Mashed potatoes with pumpkin
  • Mashed potatoes with herbs
  • Mashed potatoes with parsnips

Make your mashed potato dream come true according to your taste. Always see if it harmonizes well with salmon!

2.2 Cauliflower Florets with Breadcrumbs and Butter

Your fish fillet is grateful, because it harmonizes with many vegetables. It is important that the fine aroma of the fish is not “killed” in the vegetable side dishes.

I would therefore always recommend a vegetable with a light taste, such as asparagus, savoy cabbage, Brussels sprouts and, of course, cauliflower.

I will show you how to prepare cauliflower in the recipe section below. I used white cauliflower. Just as suitable is the green Romanesco or a purple cauliflower.

3. This Way to the Recipe

Now let’s get down to business and conjure something fine up on the table. With my step by step explanation I lead you to the perfect food.

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Salmon Roast
Juicy salmon on mashed potatoes with cauliflower as vegetable garnish. A professional cook's guide by Thomas Sixt with a variety of side dishes.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Fish and Seafood Recipes
Cuisine: German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 2 Persons
Calories: 884kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 2 pc salmon fillet
  • 1 tbs clarified butter
  • 2 tbsp oliv oil or rape seed oil
  • 2 pinches Balasamico I use Himalayan salt!
  • 1 pinch pepper I'm using white pepper here!
  • 1/2 pc cauliflower
  • 2 pinches salt I use Himalayan salt!
  • 4 tbs breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbs clarified butter
Mashed Potatoes with Cauliflower and Saffron
  • 300 g floury potatoes if necessary also mainly waxy potatoes are used
  • 1/2 pc cauliflower
  • 100 ml cream
  • 2 tbs Butter
  • 1-2 pinches salt
  • 1 pinch nutmeg grounded
  • some saffron threads
  • Peel 300g potatoes and rinse briefly under running water. Cut the potatoes into small pieces and cook in salted water for 15-20 minutes. Then drain.
    Kartoffeln für Kartoffelpüree, mehlig kochende Kartoffeln sind die richtigen.
  • Clean and wash the cauliflower and cut the florets roughly from the stalk. Cook the cauliflower in salted water for 8-10 minutes, depending on the size of the florets. Then drain.
  • Put half of the cauliflower florets in a bowl or pot with the soft boiled potatoes. Keep the rest of the cauliflower florets warm.
  • Add 100 ml cream, 2 tablespoons butter, grated nutmeg, saffron threads and salt. Mix the mashed potatoes with a mixer.
    Feines Kartoffelpüree mit Blumenkohl
  • Rinse the fish under cold water and pat dry. Season each fish with a pinch of salt and some freshly ground pepper (black or white).
    Lachsfilet frisch
  • Heat rapeseed oil in the pan. Place the salmon fillets in the pan and reduce the temperature slightly. Add 1 tablespoon clarified butter. Depending on the thickness of the fish fillets, fry the salmon hot on each side for approx. 4 minutes.
  • Fry 2 tbsp. clarified butter or butter parallel to the salmon in a pan and fry 4 tbsp. breadcrumbs. Spread the mashed potatoes/cauliflower on warm plates and drape the salmon on top. Add the remaining cauliflower florets to the plate and add the roasted breadcrumbs. Enjoy your meal!
    Lachs auf Kartoffelpüree Rezeptbild
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