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Roasted salmon with green asparagus, a minted pea mash & potato croquettes !

on 13/03/2013

A few days ago, I made this tasty fish dish. I served oven roasted grilled salmon fillets with a home-made minted pea mash, served with store-bought potato croquettes! I served some fresh young green asparagus tips with it! I served this for my husband Peter & I for our 6th wedding anniversary on Marth the 10th 2013. Yummy, I assure you!

A tasty fish dish!

A tasty fish dish!

MMM,…It is a very festive delicious Seasonal fish dish!

Recipe: for 2 persons, with bit of seconds


** For the oven roasted salmon:

2 x each 220 gr of salmon fillet, cleaned & pad dry on kitchen paper

green fish herbs from a grinder ( my fish herbs had in it: marjorie, onion, garlic, fennel seeds, sesame, dill, oregano, basil, celery, parsley & thyme )/ I used Piet Huysentruyt

Maldon sea salt

Black pepper, finely milled

** For the potato croquettes:

enough deep freeze potato croquettes for 2 persons

** For the minted pea mash:

55 gr of fresh green mint leaves, cleaned, washed & spun dry

frozen smaller garden peas: 400 gr

50 ml of soy cream

1 big shalot, peeled & finely minced

2 fat cloves of garlic, peeled & finely minced

black pepper

Maldon sea salt

** For the green asparagus tips:

140 gr of fresh green asparagus tips


1. First, preheat your oven to 180ยฐC ( 350 F ) for 10 minutes. I always use a fan oven. Adjust your oven to the right temperature.

2. Prepare your salmon fillets. Take a fitted oven dish & smear in with a fruity evoo. Smear your fish in with the same fruity extra virgin olive oil, on all sides. Grind your green fish herbs over each fish fillet & on the sides too. You want real good flavour from this. I scattered a bit of Maldon sea salt flakes & a bit of finely milled black pepper over the tops of each salmon piece. Place in the center of the oven & roast for about 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the thickness of your pieces. If it is thinner, you will need only 20 to 30 minutes. Check often.

2. After that, boil your peas in some salted water until cooked through. Drain well & set aside. In the same pot, add some baking margarine & let it melt. When hot, add garlic & shalot pieces & fry until browned & cooked through. Season with some salt, but not too much & finely milled black pepper. Let it cool down a bit. Now, heat up your soy cream & season with s & p.ย Add the peas to the hot soy cream & heat them through in here. Place the mint leaves in a food processor & add the peas-soy cream mix. Mix 3/4 fine. I wanted a more chunkier mash so I blitzedย it thicker. Do what you want! ๐Ÿ™‚ Taste! It has to taste fab! Heat up your 2 serving plates. At the same time, cook your asparagus tips for a few minutes until al dente & drain well. Keep warm.

3. Fry your potato croquettes in your fryer according to the packet instructions. Now, plate up! Place your roasted fish on one side, spoon your tasty pea-mint mash on the other side, spoon your cooked green asparagus tips, besides that & place your potato croquettes onto your plate & dig in instantly with a loved one! This is also great enjoyed with a good white wine, like an Australian wine, Chardonnay, Lindemans Bin 65, 2011. A perfect match or a good Sauvignon Blanc! ๐Ÿ™‚


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60 responses to “Roasted salmon with green asparagus, a minted pea mash & potato croquettes !

  1. Happy anniversary, Sophie and Peter! What a wonderful meal to celebrate with! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Liz says:

    Happy anniversary to you ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks yummy–the peas say spring is coming ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the veggie goodness and the croquettes are so cute!

  3. Oh I love your mint pea mash Sophie…that sounds super delicious!!

  4. lou says:

    Hello Sophie,
    What a lovely dish. It looks very delicious. I enjoy it very well.

  5. Jim Brennan says:

    You certainly know the way to a man’s heart. Happy Anniversary!

  6. woodentaste says:

    U don’t say yummy. ..YUMMY written all over it! !!excellent job my friend!!!

  7. Bernice says:

    Happy Anniversary Sophie and Peter – I hope it was a wonderful day. And I wish you both many many years of happiness!

  8. Vanessa says:

    The potatoes look fantastic – The whole meal looks delicious! Happy anniversary!

  9. Anything that bright green has my name written all over it- Mashed peas with mint sound like the perfect dish to welcome in spring!

  10. katrina berg says:

    I’m so excited to try the mint pea mash…I’ll tell the kiddos the leprechauns made it ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo

  11. liveblissful says:

    yum that looks like a delicious hearty meal, you are making me crave salmon

  12. Happy 6th Wedding Anniversary Sophie and Peter! Lovely meal for a special day!

  13. Saskia (1=2) says:

    Happy Anniversary Sophie. Your husband must’ve been very appreciative of this beautiful dinner. The salmon looks lovely but it’s the minted pea mash that is calling my name! Yum.

  14. narf77 says:

    Happy Anniversary Sophie :). That was a magnificent meal and those croquettes look especially delish…might have to try them soon ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Sophie33 says:

      Thanks, dear friends from Tasmania! xxx

      • narf77 says:

        Isn’t it wonderful to be able to follow someone elses adventures on the other side of the world from your computer chair? ๐Ÿ˜‰ You are a true vegan adventuress and I love your recipes Sophie ๐Ÿ™‚ Are you going in the Vegan Virtual Potluck this year? I might even head on over there and make something this time ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Sophie33 says:

        Yes, it will be my second entry! ๐Ÿ™‚ Kisses & hugs to you both!

      • narf77 says:

        Right back atcha girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Sophie33 says:

        Yeah! I wished you lived closer to me! We could cook together & use fresh veggies from your farm! We would chat all day long! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • narf77 says:

        I have some gorgeous Japanese eggplants going nuts at the moment along with lots and LOTS of ripe red tomatoes that need picking and spinach and silverbeet. I think I might have to pick something that uses all of them for my very first Vegan Virtual Potluck entry ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Sophie33 says:

        goodluck with creating an amazing vegan recipe! Experimant with spices, textures & flavours! I am very curious now!

      • narf77 says:

        I am curious to Sophie…no idea what I will make but it will be interesting to say the least ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Sophie33 says:

        so true! Over & out!

  15. What a beautiful Spring time meal, Sophie. Salmon is just starting to appear in our fish markets and asparagus will be available any day now. I love this time of year.

  16. Koko says:

    Happy Anniversary Sophie and Peter! What a lovely celebration dinner! That pea mash must be so tasty and refreshing!!

  17. that pea mash sounds delicious! yum.

  18. Dina says:

    That looks and sounds most delicious, dear Sophie!
    Have a great evening.
    Love to you from North Norfolk

  19. Georgina says:

    This looks lovely – especially the pea and mint mash! Very tasty!

  20. Ali says:

    This looks great! And, congratulations on your wedding anniversary x

  21. Tandy says:

    Happy anniversary Sophie, and what a lovely meal you prepared for it!

  22. afracooking says:

    A little late, but no less warm: my best wishes for your anniversary! Congratulations! And what a fabulous dinner to celebrate this special occasion!

  23. Kiran says:

    I need this minted pea mash in my life! So much more healthier and vibrant than any regular mash ๐Ÿ˜‰

  24. Bashar A. says:

    Way to celebrate your anniversary with a healthy meal… happy anniversary ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. gotastรฉ says:

    happy belated anniversary to you and Peter! – this is such a great creation for the occasion!

  26. Karen says:

    Sorry to be late in wishing you a happy anniversary. Your celebration meal sounds delicious.

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