Salmon, Pear & Potato Salad

2003 salmon pear and potato salad

Perfectly seared salmon served on a bed of rocket, potato, pear & asparagus.


  • 500g small white potatoes, halved
  • 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed, halved
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp wasabi paste
  • 60g baby leaf rocket
  • 1 pear, quartered, cored, sliced
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 4 x 150g salmon fillets, skin on
  • 1/4 cup continental parsley, roughly chopped
  • Lemon wedges, to serve
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  1. Place potato in a large, deep frying pan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil over high heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 7 minutes. Add asparagus and cook for 2 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl of iced water. Cool. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk 1/3 cup oil, lemon juice, maple syrup, wasabi paste and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add potato, asparagus, rocket, pear and walnuts. Toss gently to combine.
  3. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add remaining oil to pan. Season salmon and add to pan, skin-side down, and cook for 2-3 minutes or until flesh turns opaque about two-thirds of the way up the side. Turn over and cook for a further 1-2 minutes for medium-rare, or until flesh is opaque all the way through. Serve with salad, parsley and lemon wedges.
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