Roast Salmon, Recipe with simple Side Dish

Salmon on mashed potatoes Recipe picture
Fried salmon on mashed potatoes with cauliflower and saffron

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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!
Recipe Bile salmon spaghetti
Fried salmon pieces on black spaghetti with peas and tomatoes
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?
Roasted salmon on potato and cauliflower puree
Juicy roasted salmon on a bed of a potato and cauliflower puree with fine cauliflower florets
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!
Raw salmon on the plate
Salmon is an appetizing sight even raw.
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.
Fine mashed potatoes with cauliflower
Potato and cauliflower puree with saffron as a new taste experience.
Potato and cauliflower puree with saffron as a new taste experience. Further puree possibilities: 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.

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.

Servings 2 Persons
Calories 884
Total Time 35 Min.
Recipe for salmon roast on a bed of mashed potatoes with cauliflower florets. A step by step guide with pictures accompanies you cooking yourself.

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Salmon on mashed potatoes Recipe picture
Fried salmon on mashed potatoes with cauliflower and saffron

Preparation Time

20 Min.

Cook Time

15 Min.



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


Potatoes for mashed potatoes, floury potatoes are the right ones.
Preparing potatoes for mashed potatoes Step picture

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.

Cauliflower florets photographed in a bowl.

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.

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

Add 100 ml cream, 2 tablespoons butter, grated nutmeg, saffron threads and salt. Mix the mashed potatoes with a mixer.

Fresh salmon fillet
I prefer to use fresh salmon fillet over frozen goods.

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).

Fry salmon
I'll show you roasting salmon elsewhere.

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.

Salmon on mashed potatoes recipe picture
Fried salmon on mashed potatoes with cauliflower and saffron

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!

4. Calories (kcal) and Nutritional Values for this Dish

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