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Nigella’s Poached Salmon, Avocado, Watercress And Pumpkin Seed Salad

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Have you ever tried poached salmon in your salad? It’s actually a lot easier than you think, especially if you follow this recipe by Nigella Lawson. As you know, I love simple recipes that are packed with flavour and this idea is no exception.

The salmon is placed in a pan, along with spring onions and peppercorns. Then, enough water is added to just cover the fish along with a big squirt of lime juice. Apart from some salt, that’s it!

The salad is made with peppery watercress that has roasted pumpkin seeds added to it. A nice crunch to contrast with the poached salmon and the watercress. Putting the whole thing together shouldn’t take anymore than 10 to 15 minutes. Would make a perfect week day lunch or a lazy Sunday afternoon treat.

If after watching the video and reading the recipe in full (see link below) you’re a little confused about cooking times, then join the club. In the video, Nigella seems the think that the fish would be cooked after 7 minutes of poaching. The recipe page states a cooking time of 30 to 60 minutes. If anyone tries out this recipe, please let me know just how long it really takes!

The full recipe can be found on the BBC’s website – Salmon, avocado, watercress and pumpkin seed salad.

You can find more ideas recipes by Nigella Lawson in our archive. For those who love cook books then don’t forget to check out Amazon’s range of books by Nigella.


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