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Poached Salmon with Baked Potato.

  • Decent size piece of salmon fillet,
  • Two or three baking potatoes,
  • Bag of salad spinach,
  • 1lb of baby carrots,
  • A few mushrooms,
  • Crushed garlic.
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This was quite simple to make, and really good. Chop the mushrooms small, and crush the garlic. Put the spinach in a suitably large pot with a lid, and add about a quarter inch of water. Put the carrots into a smaller pot, and just cover them. Put the potatoes in the microwave, set for 10 minutes - pierce them in a few places with a knife first, and turn on the oven at about 450F at the same time. After a couple of minutes, put the carrots on over a moderate heat - when they boil, turn it down.

Now fry the mushrooms in a little olive oil - fairly well done is the target. When the ten minutes has expired, put the potatoes in the oven, and the salmon in a skillet with a well fitting lid in a little water, heated to boiling. Then turn the heat right down. Bring the spinach to the boil, and treat it the same way. Add the crushed garlic to the mushrooms, and continue to fry gently. When you can put a knife through the salmon with ease, everything should be done. Drain the spinach and carrots, and serve them onto heated plates. Cut the salmon into the portions that you and your other half require, add them, and garnish with the mushroom/garlic mixture. Transfer the baked potatoes direct from oven to plate.

If you can resist plastering the baked potatoes with butter this is potentially a pretty healthy meal. Use olive oil instead, and wash it down with a glass or two of Pinot Grigio.

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