Sara Buenfeld creates a stylish main course in minutes that's smart enough for casual entertaining.
- 4 skinless salmon fillets, about 175g/6oz
- 1 lime
- 3 tbsp clear honey
- 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
- 3 x 410g cans butter beans, rinsed
- 25g butter
- 5 tbsp crème fraîche
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 100g bag rocket
MethodPut the salmon fillets flesh-side up and evenly spaced in a shallow flameproof dish. Finely grate the zest of the lime into a bowl, then squeeze in the juice and stir in the honey, mustard and a good sprinkling of salt. Pour the mixture over the salmon and grill, without turning, for 5-6 minutes until it’s golden on top and cooked through (check the centre with a fork).
- 4 x 130g salmon fillets
- juice and finely grated zest 1 lemon
- 2 tbsp thyme leaves
- 1kg parsnips, chopped
- 4 tbsp fromage frais
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 leeks, thinly sliced
- Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Place the salmon pieces into a roasting tin, squeeze over the lemon juice and scatter with ½ the zest. Season and sprinkle over ½ the thyme. Roast for 15 mins until salmon is cooked through.
- Meanwhile, bring a lightly salted pan of water to the boil and cook the parsnips for 15 mins, until tender. Drain well, then mash with the remaining lemon zest and the fromage frais. Keep warm.
- Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan. Cook the leeks over a medium heat for 6-8 mins, adding a splash of water and covering with a lid after 5 mins, until soft. Stir the leeks into the mash and serve with the salmon, scattered with the remaining thyme leaves.
- 1kg potato, peeled and cut into chunks
- 2 tsp tikka paste or tandoori paste
- 200g tub Greek yogurt
- 4 salmon fillets
- 25g butter
- ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
- 1 pack fresh coriander, chopped (a large handful)
- 4 tbsp or so milk
- grilled tomatoes to serve
- Boil the potatoes for about 12 minutes until tender. Turn on the grill. Stir the spice paste into 4 tbsp of the yogurt and smear the mixture all over the salmon. Put the salmon in a large heatproof dish, skin side up, and grill for 10 minutes.
- Drain the potatoes and return to the pan. Add the remaining yogurt with the butter, chilli flakes, coriander and milk. Now mash the ingredients together, or better still use an electric hand whisk to beat the mash to a really creamy texture, adding extra milk if necessary. Pile on plates, top with the salmon and drizzle with the cooking juices. Serve with grilled tomatoes.
- zest 2 lemons, juice from 1 ½
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 tsp chopped fresh oregano, or 1 tsp dried
- 4 thick turkey steaks
- 250g punnet cherry or small plum tomatoes, some halved, some left whole
- 750g bag frozen broad bean
- Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and bring a pan of water to the boil. Mix most of the lemon zest with the lemon juice, oil, garlic and seasoning. Set aside two-thirds, then mix the oregano into the rest. Pour this over the turkey steaks on a plate and turn them to coat.
- Fry the turkey steaks in a non-stick frying pan for 1-2 mins on each side to brown, then transfer to a roasting tin. Scatter the tomatoes around, then roast in the oven for 4-8 mins, depending on the thickness of the turkey, until the steaks are just cooked through.
- Meanwhile, cook the beans in the boiling water for 4-5 mins until tender. Tip a ladle of the cooking water into a food processor, then drain the beans and tip into the processor with the reserved lemon dressing. Whizz to a mash, then divide between 4 plates and top with a turkey steak, scattering over remaining lemon zest. Shake the tin so the tomatoes roll around in the cooking juices, then serve with the turkey.