New Zealand King Salmon with Saffron Potatoes & Rye Tarragon Crumbs


Serves: 4 portions



  • Heat a medium sauté pan, add the oil, butter & rye crumbs. Lightly fry until a light golden color. Season & then add the chopped tarragon. Allow to cool & store until required (should be served warm).
  • Cut the potato into shapes with a small round cutter & or melon baller, enough for 3-4 potato shapes per plate/portion.
  • Warm a small pot & add the saffron, gently heat for 30 seconds, this helps release flavor & color. Add the fish stock & 1 teaspoon of table salt, then bring to the boil. Add the potato shapes & cook "Al dente" (just cooked to the bite). Strain & allow to cool.
  • Mix the mayonnaise & lemon juice together & hold until required. 
  • In a heavy based or non-stick pan, place a small amount of cooking oil & heat until a light smoky haze is visible. Season the skin side of the salmon & place in the pan skin side down. Turn the heat down slightly to maintain an even cooking temperature, & cook for approximately 2 minutes then flip & cook the other side for another 2 minutes. 


To Serve


  • Place one piece of hot salmon & portion the potato shapes across the plates. 
  • Spoon or pipe mayonnaise on each plate, spoon the warm crumble on next to each piece of salmon, place drops of avocado oil onto each dish. 
  • Finish with a few watercress leaves or micro-greens.



Chefs Notes:
The crisp skin on the salmon offers a great tasting texture for this dish. A classy restaurant styled entrée that highlights the hero of the dish "NZ King Salmon". The saffron adds a spark of color as well as a mild floral note to the dish. Saffron is now commonly found in supermarkets & gourmet food stores.

About the Chef

New Zealand King Salmon is renowned for its exceptional flavour and for being naturally high in the healthy Omega-3 oil. As a travelling ambassador for New Zealand cuisine I am proud to prepare and showcase our farmed salmon, which due to our isolation and rigorous farming practices is naturally free from ...
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