Celebrating the End of the World with Salmon and Fondant Potato

Goddamn it we are still here. The end of the world, once again, did not come to pass.

And I laid a bet with Paddy Power that a massive meteor would hit Brighton and wipe out the whole of Western Europe, forcing the USA to forge a new ‘Special Relationship’ with Sierra Leone. The odds on that happpening were 2500-1, I mean with a dead-cert like that how could I lose?

But, unbelievably, lose I did. So I made my go-to ‘dish of condolence’ – honey and mustard salmon with fondant potatoes. To be honest i’ve posted these two items several times, but never together so that kind of makes it okay.


This dish is straightforward, using simple ingredients, just right for a post-apocalyptic event right?


  • Two tail-end salmon fillets, pin-boned
  • English mustard
  • Honey
  • White wine
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Dried dill tips
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt and Pepper

Fondant Potato

  • Baking potatoes
  • White wine
  • Onions
  • Butter
  • Stock
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • Olive oil

First get the garlic ready. Cut the top off the bulb. Place it in some foil and then drizzle some olive oil over the top. Grind some pepper over it:


Wrap the foil around the bulb and then put in the oven at 180 centigrade for about half an hour. Next the potatoes. Peel them and then use a food tube to cut out potato tubes:


Melt some butter in a pan. Add the potato, on a low heat and start cooking. Add some sliced onion and continue to cook, turning the potato and onion so it doesn’t stick:


Cover the pan and continue to cook on a low heat. Add the stock and wine and let simmer, turning the potato every now and then:


Meanwhile get the salmon ready; put the fish in a foil lined baking tray with butter, oil and wine:


Add the lemon, herb, mustard and honey:


Wrap the fish in the foil and pop in the oven (for about 15 mins). Get the garlic out and squeeze the melting garlic out of the bulb. Add to the potato:


Now its just a matter of serving up: Put a piece of salmon on a plate. Spoon some of the caramelised onion onto the plate and then place a fondant potato on top of the onion:


That’s not a giant scallop, it’s a potato!

That pooling oil is in fact melted butter so that makes it alright. And I’ve decided I can wait until the next catastrophe, so in the meantime I’ll keep cooking.

25 thoughts on “Celebrating the End of the World with Salmon and Fondant Potato

  1. The salmon looks delicious! Love the fondant potato! It does look like a giant scallop 🙂 I need to purchase a food tube!!

  2. Like your use of the food tube with the risotto and now potato.

    I was wondering if the Mayas were thinking GMT (guess not – you’re still here) or Mexico City time? Anyway, we’re still waiting in our time zone.

  3. Very cool how you did those potatoes. I’m sorry you lost that bet, seemed like a good one to me but depending on when you posted, you could still collect. Just in case, you see that tin foil you used? Fold it into a nice tin foil hat – I’ve been wearing one all day & so far I’m good so it must work.

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  5. I saw potatoes and fish and was immediately reminded of the latke and smoked trout recipe I recently posted on my blog. Potaotes, fish, and onions…what a simple and awesome combination…cooked so many ways!

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