Saumon et Sauce Vièrge avec Pommes de Terre Sautées au Romarin

Saumon et Sauce Vièrge avec Pommes de Terre Sautées au Romarin aka Salmon and “virgin sauce” (an uncooked mixture of tomatoes, fresh herbs & olive oil) with Rosemary scented Sautéed Potatoes.

This was my dinner, it was the first thing I baked out of my Simple French Cooking book.

It was delicious, and so that you may enjoy the dish as well I will do a short run through of how to make it.

**I am not big on exact measurements & this cookbook really isn’t either, just go with the flow and feel free to add or take away as you need it :)**

Sautéed Potatoes with Rosemary


  • a few potatoes –it doesn’t really matter what kind of potatoes you use or if you skin them, I left the skin on and I used yellow potatoes (the amount you use should depend on how many people you are serving)
  • 2-3 fresh Rosemary springs (doesn’t have to be fresh but it tastes better)
  • salt & pepper for seasoning
  1. peel (or don’t) & cut potatoes into 1 inch “rounds”
  2. put potatoes in bow filled with cool water and let soak for 10-15 minutes
  3. put enough oil in pan to cover the bottom of the pan (nonstick) (I used light virgin olive oil)
  4. rinse and put dry potatoes (to get rid of some of the water)
  5. Add potatoes to pan cook for two minutes without stirring (so they can brown on one side)
  6. flip potatoes over, season with salt and paper – cook under tender in middle
  7. 5 minutes before they are done (guesstimate this) sprinkle potatoes with chopped rosemary

Salmon with Tomato Vinaigrette


  • 3 large tomatoes (or more small ones) – chopped & seeded (I did not remove the seeds in mine)
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 90ml/6tbsp chopped mixed herbs (anything goes here 🙂
  • 125ml/4fl oz/1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 (or more as needed) salmon fillets (other fish can be used)
  • salt & pepper

  1. in  bowl mix together tomatoes, onion, garlic, & herbs
  2. stir in olive oil and season with salt & pepper
  3. cover bowl and let sit at room temp of about an hour (or as long as it takes you to prepare fish…cook everything else – this is what I did)
  4. preheat grill (broiler)
  5. line grill pan with foil
  6. brush foil lightly with oil
  7. season fish with salt and pepper 
  8. place fish on pan adding extra oil to fish
  9. grill (broil) for 5-6 minutes or until done
  10. pour sauce into a pan and gently heat for a few minutes

The recipe says that a salad would be a nice addition however we didn’t have any lettuce, and I was too tired to go and get some, so we had broccoli with everything instead.

This meal is absolutely delicious…here is the finished product.  Let me know if you decide to try this dish and if you vary the recipe any 🙂


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