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Delicious salmon stovies

Delicious salmon stovies

I love stovies. It is a very popular Scottish dish at home, cafe and restaurants across Scotland. It is a very simple, healthy and easy to prepare dish. It’s basically made from leftover roasts, drippings etc and always contain potatoes and onions. You actually don’t need a fixed recipe to cook this. I first had it during a festival called Robert Burn’s Night. It was served with oat cakes and I really liked it.

A healthy delicious meal with salmon stovies

A healthy delicious meal with salmon stovies

I still had some Kestrel potatoes from Scotty Brand and thought it perfect for making stovies. I didn’t have any roast but I had fried Wild Alaskan Salmon. I thought adding that would be excellent. I made it for dinner yesterday and my family liked it very much. It is simple and healthy. Besides that, it’s very easy to prepare.

Ooops…forgot to explain. Thanks very much to Arthur and Faith for pointing it out in the comment box. That piece of food next to the stovies in the picture above is fish fillet, well marinated with lemon and herbs. It’s very delicious. You can get that from Costco. It’s sold in the frozen section…..9 pieces in a box. It’s very convenient to use. Just bake from frozen.

Fried Wild Alaskan Salmon

Fried Wild Alaskan Salmon

The Wild Alaskan Salmon fry was very simple and easy to prepare. I bought a whole wild Alaskan salmon last week. I scrap off the meat and fry it with some ginger and garlic. Then just season with salt, pepper and  some soya sauce. It goes very well with rice. But here, I used it for the stovies. You can also use leftover mince, roast or sausages.

Here’s my simple recipe for Salmon Stovies.

Ingredients A
1 big onion (peeled and diced)
1/2 whole garlic (peeled and minced)

Fry onions and garlic

Fry onions and garlic

Heat up a few tablespoons of oil in a pot. Add the onions and garlic and fry until fragrant.

Ingredients B
1 carrot (peeled and grated)
3 medium potatoes (peeled and diced)
3 spring onions (chopped)

Add carrot and potatoes

Add carrot and potatoes

Add carrot and potatoes to the onion mixture above. Add about 1 cup of water and boil until the potatoes are soft. Add more water if need to.

Mash it up

Mash it up

Add chopped spring onions, salt, pepper and some soya sauce to taste. Mash it up while still hot. I love the mash to be more chunky so that you still get the bite. Mash longer if you want it more fine. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste.

Add fried salmon

Add fried salmon

Add the fried salmon. Add more if you like more. I must have added about 1-2 cups. Mix it up and serve hot.

Healthy and delicious salmon stories

Healthy and delicious salmon stovies

See how beautiful the salmon stovies look? You can have this as a meal on its own, especially for a light lunch or even as a starter with some plain biscuits or melba toast.

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Kestrel potatoes is a good type of potato to use for stovies. The texture and taste makes a lot of difference. You can get this potato in all the major supermarkets here. I used it to make chicken curry the other day. It was really delicious. For a very simple and quick chicken curry to make at home, please click Cooking Chicken Curry Is Really Simple And Easy.

Hope you are having much fun cooking and baking at home. Week end is coming up. What about cooking something special for your family? Healthy eating doesn’t need to be complicated and it doesn’t need to break your pocket. Just have fun in the kitchen and I will see you in my next post…..soon……BIG smile!

Other salmon recipes that you may be interested in:
Teriyaki Salmon
Baked Salmon And Noodles
Healthy Salmon Salad
Spicy Salmon Fillets
Chili Salmon With Hot Bean Paste
Salmon And Asparagus Stir Fry
Salmon In Hot Sambal Sauce
Healthy Miso Wild Alaskan Salmon
Homemade Salted Salmon And Vegetables Stir Fry
Homemade Salted Salmon With Fried Rice And Rice Noodle Soup

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19 Comments

suituapui  on April 13th, 2012

Looks good. What’s that by the side? Fried fish fillet?

Mary  on April 13th, 2012

@suituapui - Oooops….forgot to mention. Yes, that’s a piece of fish fillet. It’s a type of fish called ’sole’. It’s very nicely marinated with lemon and spices. Not marinated by me….cheating one :P I bought from a big wholesale store called Costco here…9 frozen pieces in a box. Just bake from frozen. It’s one of my favourite. Very lemony and delicious, The texture of the fish is very tender. It’s very convenient for a quick meal :D

Faith  on April 13th, 2012

Oh, I was wondering what that was next to the stovies too…I thought it might be fish. It looks delicious! :) The stovies sound fantastic too, and I love how versatile it is!

Jeannie  on April 13th, 2012

Mmm, both the fish fillet and the stovies look delicious! You’ve added so much salmon into your stovies! Yum!

Janice  on April 13th, 2012

Gosh never thought of adding salmon to stovies! My mum swore you should not add any water to your stovies, just cook them slowly with the lid on to keep the steam in.

Belinda @zomppa  on April 13th, 2012

This sounds like the dinner I should be eating!

lena  on April 13th, 2012

ah..so this is stovies. sounds a little similar to our chinese style of meat and potato stew. Your last picture of the stovies looks really good!

Nasifriet  on April 14th, 2012

Hi Mary, these stovies remind me of the Dutch stamppot (mash pot). I love the idea of adding in salmon (or any fish for that matter). I think I’d have this as my main :-D

Priya  on April 14th, 2012

Omg, makes me hungry..

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on April 14th, 2012

It looks very tasty! Stovie alone makes a great dinner for me.

Blackwan  on April 15th, 2012

Mary, I learn something new again today. Never knew what Stovies were before. Mmmm…. I’m sure fish lovers will go head over heels with this dish :)

rebecca  on April 15th, 2012

wow love this genius using salmon :-) hugs have a good sunday

Lyndsey  on April 15th, 2012

It sounds wonderful, I’ve never heard of a stovie before. I like that it uses leftovers and this ine sure sounds healthy! I just started buying more fish so I can use the leftovers for lunches!

Magic of Spice  on April 15th, 2012

I have never tried a stovie, but sounds wonderful! I love potato based goodies :)

noobcook  on April 16th, 2012

It looks like salmon mash, very wholesome and yummy looking.

Katerina  on April 16th, 2012

I love these all-in-a-pot meals. They are so easy and make your life comfortable, plus usually they are very tasty as well! Perfect Mary!

Mary  on April 16th, 2012

@Faith - Thanks very much, Faith! :D

@Jeannie - Thanks very much, Jeannie! Yes, try to make my family eat more fish :P

@Janice - Haha…I cheated by adding some water :D Just didn’t want the stovies to get burnt. I should try cooking with adding water next time….the real Scottish way!

@Belinda @zomppa - Yes, a healthy dinner :D

@lena - Oh, I have never eaten that Chinese dish then…haha.
Thanks very much for your compliment :D

@Nasifriet - Ooooh…I learn another dish…..Dutch stamp pot :D

@Priya - Hehe…. :P

@Angie@Angie’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Angie! :D

@Blackwan - Haha…we all have something new to learn all the time! Thanks to blogging :D

@rebecca - Thanks very much, Rebecca! :D

@Lyndsey - Yes, fish is very versatile and very healthy. I am also trying to make my family eat more fish :D

@Magic of Spice - Looks like this dish is for you :D

@noobcook - Haha…yes, salmon mash…nice name! :D

@Katerina - Thanks very much, Katerina! :D

patty  on April 17th, 2012

Hi Mary! This Scottish dish looks like the best kind of comfort food:-) I’m leaving for Edinburgh tomorrow and I thought about you so I’m thrilled to visit your site and find this wonderful dish;-)

Mistletoe  on April 18th, 2012

Hi Mr. Toes! I’m baaaaack. Haha. I’ve never heard of Stovies until now. Is it a very common side dish when eating out? Glad you used salmon. That would be my choice over roast. This looks like a healthy simple dish that my kiddies would even enjoy too. They’re starting to become picky now, especially K. Sigh. Thanks again for sharing your always delicious looking recipes!

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