I really enjoyed this, although the pea puree was a little sweet. My boyfriend, however, didn't like it at all. I would probably make it again using a different type of peas. I served it with crusty bread and steamed baby carrots.
Seared Salmon on Herbed Mashed Peas
jenfur13 Posted: 02/21/11
franMc Posted: 01/23/10
Fantastic. I added some lemon rind to the pea mash and was not shy with the herbs. Since I did not have tarragon, I substituted parsley (recommended by another reviewer). Really tasty and complimented the simple preparation of the salmon.
bkhs81 Posted: 02/29/12
This is the worst recipe I have ever made. I threw out the leftover peas because I could never eat them again. The taste was horrible. 1-star is too high a rating for this. I actually removed my bookmark from this page so that I don't even see this recipe again.
JudyV1 Posted: 03/26/12
Delicious! I did cook the salmon in a combination of butter and olive oil. The peas were sweet and herb-flavored, and a unique base for the salmon filet. Will definitely make this one again!
mmmbanya12135 Posted: 03/18/12
I have not made this recipe yet but wanted to add a thought based on the reviews. It looks like a good recipe but I know that I hate tarragon. I would never put it on anything. It has a kind of licorice taste. I would recommend making the peas without the tarragon and see how it goes. Substituting it for parsley sounds like a good idea.
jperkin1 Posted: 03/20/12
I really enjoyed this recipe and found it very, very good. The only changes I made: when cooking the leeks, (when I do it again, which I will..., I will throw in some garlic) I added some white wine for fluid. Rather than a food processor, I used a stick blender. I did not have fresh tarragon, so I added a small amount of dried. I cooked the salmon in the same pan as the leeks, and spread a little bit of olive oil over the filets before searing. I thought it was great, husband said he would have jazzed it up a bit by adding red pepper flakes to the peas. Will definitely try it again.
Romba6151 Posted: 04/30/13
Need to try mashed peas again. Kept thinking baby food while eating it.overall pretty yummy.
DebbieC0315 Posted: 04/28/13
I agree, if you haven't made it and eaten it, don't rate it! Some of us love tarragon!
MimiGatt Posted: 04/27/13
total yummmmmmm~! I paired it with quinoa. Very happy!
Dough21 Posted: 04/26/13
The herbed peas are really yummy and a good accent for the simplicity of the salmon filets! Note to mmmbanya: if you haven't made the recipe and don't even like the ingredients, don't rate the recipe with a two star review - it's rude and presumptuous.