Salmon with Cauliflower Puree


I’ve been fighting a losing battle against some kind of flu and my family has been eating some really garbagey things from the commissary; frozen pizza and lasagna, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese.   They didn’t mind but I did 🙁  That’s why I dragged myself to the kitchen today, determined to make something that wouldn’t keep me in the kitchen over long, but that would take the frown off my face as I watched them eat.


Salmon with Cauliflower Puree

Boil the florets from a large head of cauliflower in chicken broth for 10 minutes, drain and reserve a little of the broth.  Add a lump of butter to the drained cauliflower with salt and pepper, then mash with a little of the reserved broth.

Season 4 salmon fillets with salt and pepper, then put in a ziplock with some olive oil and balsamic or white wine vinegar and marinate for 30 minutes.  Sear the salmon in a hot skillet and serve with the cauliflower.

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39 Responses to Salmon with Cauliflower Puree

  1. This looks delicious! So glad to have come accross your blog, I am looking forward to reading more. Hope you are feeling better soon!

  2. cecilia says:

    This lovely dish you can eat too, poor you being sick, probably made you sicker watching them eat frozen pizza and hot dogs! I would have taken to my bed too. You must be on the mend .. I hope you allowed yourself a nice glass of wine with the salmon.. c

  3. OH no – well make sure you don’t lose it too badly. It’s best if I go first; you’ll get my skillet. Lovely looking fish!

  4. Mad Dog says:

    Well done you for making them some real food. I’ve never done cauliflower purée, but it sounds great!
    Get well soon 🙂

  5. Hope you are better soon.

  6. gwynnem says:

    This looks so simple but includes some of my favorite flavors. Can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. I always forget that cauliflower can make a great low carb substitution for mashed potatoes!

  9. Pooh to the lurgy but hurrah for the cauliflower puree – wishing you well very soon!

  10. Delicious! I can’t imagine what you’d have done had you been feeling 100% 😉 love you blog and missed your posts the last few days…get well soon!
    P.S I hope you didn’t mind that I mentioned you site in one of my earlier posts, keep sending us these gorgeous meals!

  11. Timeless combo…

  12. Karista says:

    So sorry you’ve been ill! We had a round of it all a few weeks ago. Thought I’d never get back into the kitchen. What a lovely salmon and one of my favorite ways to eat cauliflower. Delicious!

  13. Lesley says:

    I’m a huge fan of cauliflower puree – the first time I made it for my husband, he couldn’t believe it! Wonderful recipe and I do hope you feel better soon!

  14. Michelle says:

    Glad to see that, even if under the weather, you can still cook and photograph a beautiful meal! I really like vegetable purées, too. And cauliflower is a good one.

  15. I don’t see why that shouldn’t work with broccoli – that’s tomorrow sorted:)

  16. Healthy and, no doubt,delicious!

  17. rsmacaalay says:

    That salmon and its glaze looks so appetizing

  18. Bassa's Blog says:

    I hope you feel better soon.

  19. I hope you’re feeling better, Rosemary! This looks wonderful, and is especially impressive that you put it together and photographed it beautifully while under the weather.

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