Salmon on Salt Bed with Chive Sauce

Salmon on salt bed with chive sauce
Serves 4

600 grams side of salmon, bone free but with skin
1 kg coarse salt
Salt & Pepper

Mashed potatoes
600-800 grams of potatoes, suitable for mash
About 100 mL of milk
1 Tbsp of mayonnaise
Salt and Pepper

Chive Sauce
200 ml of water and 1 cube of fish bouillon or you can use 200 mL of fish stock
200 ml of cooking cream or crème fraiche
1 Tbsp of sauce thickener such as Maizena
1 bunch chives

Mashed Potatoes

  • Peel potatoes and cut in chunks
  • Add potatoes to a large sauce pan and cover with water and a teaspoon of salt
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes until soft
  • Drain potatoes
  • Use a masher to mash the potatoes. While mixing add the milk slowly until you have a firm mash. It might require more or less milk depending on potatoes and how firm you like your mash
  • Add mayonnaise, stir and season with salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat oven to 200 degrees C (400 F)
  • Cover a baking pan with coarse salt
  • Place salmon on top.
  • Note: It is important that your side of salmon still has its skin
  • Season with salt and pepper on top
  • Bake in oven for about 15 minutes, until salmon is flaky.

Chive sauce

  • Bring water to a boil and add fish bouillon cube or use fish stock
  • Simmer for 10 minutes
  • Add cooking cream and bring back to a boil
  • Reduce heat and add the sauce thickener, whisk the sauce until sauce is thicken
  • Note: Sauce thickeners vary so read on your package how much for the amount of liquid.
  • Add pepper to taste
  • Cut chives finely
  • Just before serving add chives and stir
  • Serve salmon with chive sauce and mashed potatoes.
  • Add steamed sugar snaps or asparagus.

Enjoy your meal!

3 thoughts on “Salmon on Salt Bed with Chive Sauce”

  1. Are you sure about te amount of milk in the mashed potatoes? 8-)

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