Roast salmon with crushed butter beans

Roast salmon with crushed butter beans
  • Main
  • easy
  • 4
  • 1 hour 10 minutes, plus overnight soaking time for the beans

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1
Drain the beans and place them in a pan along with the carrot, onion, garlic and thyme. Cover with fresh water, then place over a medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook the beans until tender – this usually takes about an hour but it depends on the age of your beans (very old beans can take longer)
2
While the beans cook, place the red onion and green pepper in a bowl and cover with the sherry vinegar. Set aside
3
Preheat an oven to 250°C/ gas mark 9. Around 15 minutes before the beans are ready, place the salmon on a baking tray skin-side down and rub all over with a very thin layer of olive oil. Season heavily with salt and pepper, scatter with the sliced lemon and roast in the hot oven for 20 minutes
4
Once the beans are cooked, drain off any liquid then use a wooden spoon to beat and mash the beans with the olive oil to create a chunky texture. Strain the onion and pepper and stir into the beans, along with some of the leftover sherry vinegar and some salt
5
Serve up warm with the salmon, flaked into large chunks
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