Ian McShane’s Salmon With Watercress Sauce

Ooh, this was GOOD.  I followed the recipe in this Sainsbury’s advert…

But you know what?  From the minute that advert starts, you realise that times have changed since 1992. I totally remember the days when you went to a supermarket and you got a weird looking slice of fish that looked like Ian’s, a big fat side-slice piece of salmon with wings… now it will be flat, flat, flat – it’s the age of the fillet!

The recipe still works of course, and if you like salmon, you will like this, but I will say the following – the quantities Ian suggests for the watercress sauce make a LOT of sauce.  But you can always do something that most of us would have done in 1992 – put the leftovers on a jacket potato…

I think Sainsbury’s were ahead of the curve in 1982 – you can definitely work out how to make this dish after a couple of viewings of their ad – brilliant!

Loved you in Columbo Ian, and loved your salmon recipe!



2 Responses to Ian McShane’s Salmon With Watercress Sauce

  1. Hazel 15 Nov, 2017 at 7:53 am #

    I remember those adverts- so clever.
    And I was only thinking of Ian McShane the other day- there was a trailer for some Biblical epic on the TV and it made me think of A.D., the TV mini series he was in in the mid-80’s. I remember loving that but it’s probably too dated to repeat.

  2. Jenny 15 Nov, 2017 at 8:39 am #

    They were great weren’t they Hazel? I think they are all on YouTube, fun seeing who was in them, I think Shirley Bassey does one!

    I don’t remember A.D. but I LOVED Lovejoy!

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