Mothers Day Meal: Salmon With Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli

Finally I’m back in the kitchen this semester at uni so each week I’ll have a new dish to share with you guys. I was so excited to cook this as salmon is probably my most favourite type of fish especially when it’s simply been pan fried. The accompaniments went well with it too.

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Ingredients
400g potatoes
15g chives
125ml Milk
25g Butter
100g Tenderstem Broccoli
2 salmon fillets
Vegetable oil
Salt (optional)
2 tsp blackened Cajun seasoning
4 tbsp plain flour
1 lemon

Method
1. Wash peel and wash the potatoes, prepare a large pan of salted water. Trim the ends of the broccoli then mix the flour and Cajun seasoning on a tray. Wash, finely slice the chives and set aside.

2. Place the chopped potatoes in cold water, bring to the boil and simmer until soft. Once the potatoes are cooked drain off the water then gradually warm the milk and the butter in a separate small pan and pour into the potatoes mashing well. Cover each piece of salmon in the seasoned flour and dust off ready for frying.

3. Heat the oil in a frying pan and place on a low heat, reheat the mashed potatoes mixing through the chives, then heat the broccoli in simmering water and drain.
Once the pan is hot enough place the salmon in and fry on each side for 4 minutes until golden and crispy.

4. Place everything onto your plate et voila dinner/ lunch is served  🙂 my favourite thing to do is squeeze lots of lemon juice over salmon because it cuts through the acidity and tastes so good.

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So I decided that this meal would be perfect to cook for mothers day, the recipe makes 2 but you can use more ingredients if your cooking for more people. If your spending the day with your Mum you won’t be stuck in the kitchen trying to prepare the dish as many things can be done earlier in the day. It’s great buying gifts for people but when you make something yourself be it a meal or whatever it’s much more significant and often means more!

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