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Crispy-skin salmon on braised peas and mash

Savoury braised peas make a gorgeous moat around this crispy-skinned salmon fillet on a bed of mashed potatoes. Delicious enough to serve at a dinner party, easy enough to be a mid-week dinner recipe.
crispy-skin salmon on braised peas and mash



1.Boil or steam potatoes until soft; drain.
2.Meanwhile, heat half of the butter in a large saucepan; cook shallots, stirring, until soft. Add stock and peas; simmer, uncovered, until tender. Add parsley, pepper to taste, then remaining butter.
3.Rub salmon skin with a little salt. Heat oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat; cook salmon, skin-side down for about 3 minutes, uncovered, until skin is crisp and browned. Turn salmon, cook a further minute or until salmon is cooked as desired. Salmon is best served medium rare.
4.Mash the potato with milk, extra butter and salt and pepper to taste, until smooth.
5.Divide mash among serving plates; spoon pea mixture around mash. Top with salmon, skin-side up.

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