Saturday, October 13, 2012

Crock-pot link up: Braised Salmon and Spring Vegetables

It's me again.
Back together with my girls Andrea and Jane bringing you some new crock-pot recipes and a link-up.

As promised, I got my new crock-pot. 
Check this thing out.
Isn't she shiny and pretty?
Bertha finally retired. 
(If you have no clue what I'm talking about, read here.)

I decided to cook a salmon dish in the crock-pot because I had never done that before. It turned out great! But I do have a few tips. If you have a food processor, use it to chop the onions. This will shave a few minutes off your prep time. Also, the dish ended up being a little bit sweet.  If that's not your thing, omit the sweet potatoes and it should cut that flavor out a bit.

Also, I didn't use the creme fraiche.
Partially because I have no idea what it is.
But mostly because it sounds too fancy for a crockpot recipe.

Braised Salmon and Spring Vegetables  

2 large carrots, peeled, cut into cubes
2 large onions, peeled and chopped finely
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into cubes
15 baby new potatoes, cut in half lengthways
3 1/2 ounces frozen peas
3 1/2 ounces green beans, chopped into 1-inch pieces
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 vegetable stock cube
4 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
10 1/2 ounces salmon, skinned and cut into 1-inch cubes
7 ounces creme fraiche
4 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
freshly ground black pepper

  1. Place all the vegetables, olive oil, stock cube and soy sauce into the stoneware, season and warm on the stove top. Once warmed, place into the heating base and put on the lid. Cook on Low for 4 hours, stirring occasionally or on High setting for 2-3 hours.
  2. At the 4 hour mark add the tarragon, cubed salmon and stir well, turn up the heat to High and place the lid back on.
  3. Cook for a further 30-40 minutes, or until the salmon is just cooked, do not over cook.
  4. Finally remove the stoneware from the heating base and stir in the crème fraiche and chives.  

Dinner in served.
And it fed hubby and I all week long.
Link-up and share your crock-pot recipe with us.

Remember, we do this link-up every 2nd Sunday. More details here.
The button is in the left sidebar so please feel free to grab it and spread the word!
The more people who link-up, the more recipes we will all have to make this winter. 


Erin said...

Stopping by from the At Home, Take 2 blog hop. I am really enjoying your blog and started following.

momto8blog said...

yum!!! that looks delicious! I have never cooked salmon in a crock pot before, never considered it really. I will try this recipe, it looks so good. thanks!!
I am your newest follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can.

Nicole said...

Looks so yummy!

Janna Renee said...

I love salmon, so I bet this is awesome!

Melissa said...

Hi! Newest follower via The Weekend Blog Walk :) That looks SO good. I'll have to remember to link up to this one too.

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