This poached salmon recipe uses the microwave to cook the salmon. You could make this salad any time of year - there's always bags of mixed salad leaves and new potatoes available in the supermarkets these days.
Try and buy your salmon from a fishmonger though - use it or loose it - the supermarkets will take over if we don't use the small specialists and then we've only got ourselves to blame for the lack of choice and expertise - ask a supermarket assistant to bone something for you - by and large, they only know how to price and pack...
You can serve it either warm or cold - I like warm best - but it can be prepared in advance, kept in the refrigerator and assembled just before serving if you prefer. The prosciutto may go soggy though, so I would cook that just prior to assembling the salad. Alternatively, some supermarkets do sell crispy bacon already cooked and that would be a good substitute if you wanted.
Microwaved Poached Salmon
4 salmon fillets
1lb (500g) new potatoes
finely chopped spring onions
1 bag mixed salad leaves
olive oil for frying
6 slices prosciutto
4 tbspns mayonnaise
1 tbspn white wine vinegar
1 tbspn chopped fresh dill
3 tbspn olive oil
Place your salmon fillets in a microwave dish, sprinkle lemon juice and pepper over and cover.
Microwave for 5 to 6 minutes until the fish is just beginning to flake. Allow it to cool a little and remove all skin and bones and break into generous sized chunks.
Cook the potatoes until tender - about 10 to 15 minutes in a pan of boiling water - cut into pieces.
Combine all the dressing ingredients together - taste and perhaps add a little bit of sugar if you want to.
Heat the oil in a frying pan and slice the ham into strips - fry until crisp.
Take the salmon, potatoes, spring onions and then pour over the dressing - mix together gently.
Put the salad leaves into a serving bowl and pile in the salmon mixture - top off with the crisp ham.
This poached salmon recipe would be good served with crusty bread as a main course or in individual portions as a starter.
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By Liz Alderson, Mar 22, 2017
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
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Main Ingredient: salmon, potatoes, salad