Ever since I flipped through the pages of Jamie’s Great Britain, I have been so excited to make this salad. Warm potatoes, salmon and a tzatziki-like dressing…heavenly sounds like the perfect word to describe this…salad seems less like a word to describe this, but it makes it sound healthy so let’s go with it.
I started by getting my salmon ready. Unlike Jaime Oliver, I buy frozen, skinless, boneless salmon. So I patted it dry after it thawed, placed it in the middle of a large piece of tinfoil and sprinkled on some salt and pepper, drizzled olive oil and a cut a few chunks of butter over it. I folded the tinfoil up tight and popped it into a 375 degree oven for 20 minutes. (I always worry about under-cooking my salmon, so you might only need to cook it like Jaime says for 15 minutes at 350 degrees…)
While that was cooking I brought half a bag of potatoes cut into bite sized pieces to a boil in liberally salted water. I cooked them until they were nice and soft.
To make the dressing I grated a whole cucumber into a bowl and added dried mint (again, sorry Jaime, the fresh mint at the grocery store looked like it had passed its prime), fresh dill (yeah, I buy the stuff in the squeeze tube so it lasts longer), 4 tbsp sour cream (did you know that Greek yogurt is $5 a container???), a lug (great word right?) of olive oil and a whole bunch of salt, pepper and lemon juice (from the little plastic lemon I have in my fridge). I gave it a good stir and let it hang out till everything else was ready.
I served this with the potatoes on the bottom, salmon flaked on top and smothered in the cucumber dressing.
The verdict- Ah-mazing! So fast, so easy and absolutely chocked full of flavor. Warm and creamy….I heart this so much. I will totally be making this again soon! Now to go back to those cookbooks to see if there is any other gold hiding in those pages…