Chilli salmon noodles

    40 min

    A hearty and easy main meal dish, for those who like a bit of a kick to their salmon. Family friendly - my nine year old loves it and has done for years. It's one of those dishes that you can get on with other things whilst you're doing it. I love this dish with a very cold, dry, fruity, crisp, white wine.


    Shropshire, England, UK
    4 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 25g (1 oz) butter
    • couple of pinches salt
    • 2 teaspoons chilli in marinade
    • 4 medium onions, chopped
    • 4 salmon fillets
    • 3 packs noodles (single-serve packets with seasoning or your preferred)
    • 1 handful chopped spring onions (optional)
    • chilli dipping sauce (optional)
    • single cream (optional)

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Heat olive oil and butter in large, heavy based pan and add salt, chilli and chopped onions. Cook gently until caramelised, or however you prefer them.
    2. Turn the heat down to low, and spread the onions evenly over the bottom of the pan. Place the salmon fillets, evenly spaced, on top of the bed of onions (skin-side down).
    3. Keeping the heat on low, cover the pan and steam the salmon for around 10 minutes. I like mine not too well done, so you may want to adjust this cooking time to your preference.
    4. Whilst the salmon is cooking, prepare the type of noodles you'd like. I get Asda® Smartprice with chicken seasoning (they used to do one with prawn seasoning which was ideal but they stopped doing it) and microwave them in a big, covered bowl. If I'm feeling extra fishy, I'll discard the seasoning sachets and add a fish stock instead - Knorr® do a good cube if you haven't got one in the freezer.
    5. When the salmon is cooked, remove the skin from the fillets (and chop up for your ever-doting pets if applicable!) and flake into the onions. I do give this a little bit of time as I find that, rather than cutting the salmon, if you let the salmon fall into its own segments, it adds to its succulence.
    6. Gently mix the salmon in with the onions and add the cooked noodles - stir in gently. Add whatever else you want - I add some thinly sliced spring onions and sweet chilli dipping sauce (and a splash of cream to my son's, when served, to temper the heat a little).

    Freezing tip

    Brilliant for freezing in plastic tubs for home-made ready meals to microwave in a hurry. I have also cooked a huge batch of the onion mixture, frozen in family-sized amounts and thawed out and brought up to temperature in the normal pan, ready to add the salmon to. It takes away three-quarters of the preparation time; brill.

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