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Oven Baked Salmon Fillet with Mashed Potato and Wilted Spinach

Our recipe this week comes courtesy of Fisher’s Hotel in Pitlochry. I have been busy photographing at Fisher’s Hotel this week so was delighted when head chef Shaun Taylor kindly shared his recipe with me for this delicious fish dish.

Fisher’s Hotel is centrally located in Pitlochry and the restaurant within the hotel is so cosy with a real log fire and lovely views of the gardens. The menu which changes daily, showcases Perthshire’s finest produce.

This is a great recipe to try at home. It's straightforward to follow but is also super delicious and looks very impressive. Using a stainless steel ring to shape and plate up the spinach and potato is a brilliant idea for presenting your dish if you’re looking to impress. This dish is also light enough to serve for a tasty summer Sunday lunch.

Wickedly delicious and great with a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc.


Gill X

Preparation Time:
10 minutes
Cooking Time:
25 minutes
Serves: 4


  • 500g Maris Piper Potato
  • 25g Salt
  • 25g White ground pepper
  • 125g melted unsalted butter
  • 50ml double cream
  • 250g Spinach
  • 25ml garlic oil
  • 4 x 170g Salmon Fillet with skin on
  • 20g Micro Herb


    1. Peel and dice the potato, add salt and cover with water and boil until soft, drain and add the pepper, melted butter and cream, mash till smooth
    2. Meanwhile line an oven proof dish with baking parchment or line the dish with a little olive oil. Place the salmon fillets in the dish skin side up, drizzle with a little more olive oil, put in a pre-heated oven at 180 for 15 minutes
    3. Wash the spinach and in a pan put 25ml of garlic oil, put on a medium heat and stir until soft and remove from the heat.

    To Assemble

    1. Use a stainless steel ring with a diameter of 6cm and a depth of 2cm. Place the ring in the centre of a round plate. Portion the mash potato to fill the ring
    2. Remove the ring and add two dessert spoons of spinach, place the salmon fillet on top of the spinach and garnish with celery micro herbs.

    Nicki's Tuppenceworth

    I love a fillet of salmon; tasty, healthy and packed full of the good stuff, fish has been important in human nutrition since prehistoric times! 

    Of all the different types of fish, salmon has received the most praise for being a nutritional marvel. It is an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals (including potassium, selenium and vitamin B12) and has an amazing level of omega-3 fatty acids, essential for healthy brain function, a good heart, flexible joints and general wellbeing.

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    Nicki X