Sauteed Salmon with Kale and Butter Sauce

Sauteed Salmon with Kale and Butter Sauce

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Course Main Course
Cuisine Irish
Servings 4


  • 4 darns salmon
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 shallots chopped
  • 1 leek chopped
  • 60 g kale leaves chopped
  • 50 ml white wine or water
  • 50 g butter
  • 8 tbsp mash potato to serve – optional
  • Salt and pepper


  • Cut each darn of salmon in half lengthways to have 8 pieces.
  • In a large sauté pan, over medium heat, drizzle the oil. Add the salmon pieces and cook for 2-3 minutes without moving the fish on the pan. Once well coloured, flip the fish on the other side and continue to cook for a further 3-4 minutes without touching the fish. season with salt and pepper.
  • Then, add the shallot, leek and kale. Cook for a minute or so and add some white wine. Add a lid on the pan and cook for a further 2 minutes until the vegetables and salmon are fully cooked.
  • Remove the lid and add the cold butter in the pan. Swirl to create a sauce not a pool of melted butter! add a squeeze of lemon if desired and check the seasoning.
  • Remove from the heat and serve immediately two pieces of fish on a bed of mash potatoes on each serving dish with spoons of kale mixture and the butter sauce.
Keyword fish, Full On Irish Cookbook, one pot wonder

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