Salmon with thyme and capers

by smth good on July 26, 2011

in fish&seafood

Yes, I know, fish again :) . I told you that my New Year’s resolution was to eat more fish. I keep coming back to salmon fillet cause it reminds me so well of real meat :) – don’t judge. After trying this amazing salmon with red wine, I decided to cook salmon fillets with thyme and capers. It’s worth serving it for dinner (for those weight cautious, just replace potatoes with a healthier vegetable).

Serves 4, prep. time 1 hour

Utensils: a pot, a frying pan, a baking tray


  • 4 salmon fillets (approximately 150 grams each)
  • 1 kg potatoes
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Scrub the potatoes clean and put them in a large pot to boil. Add some salt into the water. Boil them  for about 30 minutes. They should be boiled, but firm.

Preheat the oven to 180º C / 350º F.

Remove the potatoes into another pot filled with iced water. Allow them to cool, then peel them and cut them into thick slices.

Wash the capers (remove the salt) and drain them.

Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a frying pan and fry the salmon 1 minute on each side. Salmon should be browned but not entirely cooked.

In a baking tray, spray some olive oil and place the potatoes slices. Sprinkle the thyme, add capers and 2 tbsp olive oil. Place the salmon over the potatoes and add the juices from the frying pan.

Place the tray into the oven and cook for 8 up to 12 minutes until salmon and potatoes are done.

Serve immediately with green salad or arugula.  Enjoy!

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Christine July 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Love salmon. Your recipe sounds great. Love the photos.


German Mama July 27, 2011 at 1:26 am

Salmon and potatoes: two of my favorite ingredients. This looks delicious.


Michelle O July 27, 2011 at 3:11 am

I love love love love capers. Anything with capers. You had me at capers ;) Buzzed


ping July 27, 2011 at 7:20 am

Salmon goes amazingly well with capers, doesn’t it? We found that out as well and absolutely love it together, cooked any which way. This looks great!


Medeja July 27, 2011 at 11:26 am

I love salmon!And I have no idea how to cook it! :) I love your recipe.. food looks so tempting.


Dee at Deelicious Sweets July 27, 2011 at 9:51 pm

I love the combo of salmon and capers! Great recipe and pictures!


Jessica July 28, 2011 at 12:31 am

Haha no one will judge you with such a gorgeous dish! Perfectly cooked salmon over seasoned and flavorful potatoes… delicious!


Irena July 29, 2011 at 5:48 am

Beautiful fish dish…..looks lovely:)


Tori @ The Shiksa in the Kitchen July 31, 2011 at 1:32 am

Ooooh, capers are a favorite of mine! That bed of potatoes looks so tasty. Wonderful presentation!


Curt July 31, 2011 at 3:39 pm

That looks great. I love salmon and have grilled it many different ways.


Sorina August 2, 2011 at 9:57 am

Salmon isn’t my favourite dish :( , but you convinced me – the photo looks good. I will try it!!!


Magic of Spice August 5, 2011 at 12:55 am

Wow, this looks completely wonderful! And gorgeous shot :)


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