Nice Baked Salmon with Patatas Bravas

I like Spanish food, and this what I am doing with my leftover Salmon fillet and chopped tomatoes.


-Salmon Fillet

-A knob of butter

-Mixed herbs


-Sugar (any kind)

-a tin or less of Chopped tomatoes



-I got my timing a bit confused here, I think I over-cooked the salmon, but this is how it goes. Chop up your potatoes into chunks and par-boil (place in boiling water) for 5 minutes.

-While they boil place your salmon fillet on some foil which is about 20 cm long, then put the butter on top of the fillet with a sprinkling of herbs. Wrap up the fillet by bringing the two width ends of the foil to the top and scrunch. Place this in the oven on a baking tray for half an hour at 180c (conversion chart for other temperatures is here).

-Now dedicate your time to the potatoes. Drain them, then fry in about 2 glugs of olive oil until they sound like they are frying well, but make sure they’re on a low heat as they need to cook on inside, not just the outside.

-While these gently fry remember to stir them. Now, empty your tomatoes into a saucepan, turn onto a medium heat and add 2 tsp of Paprika, 2 tsp of mixed herbs and 2 tsp of sugar. Once hot give a taste, use your instincts, you might need a bit more sugar depending on how much chopped tomatoes you had. You might just need a bit of salt. Keep this simmering until it has reduced to a thick texture, i.e when you stir it you can see the bottom of the pan, then turn off the heat.

-Keep an eye on your potatoes,  they take about 10-15 minutes to soften. Give them a bite to test, if they are brown on the outside and soft on the inside, place on a pan and put on the bottom shelf of the oven until the salmon has had its time.

-To know whether the Salmon is done, unwrap it and it should be a white pinkish colour when you cut through. Mine was overdone this time, so maybe DON’T place on 200c.

-Quickly re-heat the tomato sauce, add a bit of water if necessary. Whilst it’s heating up, serve the salmon, it should come easily away from its skin, potatoes and put the tomato sauce on top.

-I served with some chopped carrots, brocolli and cauliflower cos it was 50p for a little bag. So basically, this meal only really cost around £2.50!!


Filed under Fish, Mediterranean

3 responses to “Nice Baked Salmon with Patatas Bravas

  1. Mmm those potatas bravas look delicious! We should have a spanish night when you get back. And mummy can salsa dance for us while we guzzle wine.

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