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Salmon and asparagus mornay

Total Time
2 hr 15 min
15 min
2 hr
For a dinner that’s a bit fancy, why not try this slow cooked mornay. The salmon becomes so soft and goes so well with the crunch of the beans.


Skim milk

2½ cup(s), (625ml)

Skinless salmon

600 g, (4x150g fillets)

Fresh thyme

2 tbs, (lemon), sprigs

Reduced fat oil spread

30 g, melted

Plain flour

2 tbs


1 bunch(es), cut into 5cm lengths

Fresh chives

¼ cup(s), finely chopped


  1. Place milk, salmon and thyme in a 4.5 litre (18-cup) slow cooker. Cook, covered, on high for 1 hour (or low for 2 hours) or until salmon is cooked through.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer salmon to a plate and set aside. Remove and discard thyme.
  3. Stir spread and flour in a small bowl until smooth and combined. Gradually whisk flour mixture into milk mixture. Cook, uncovered, on high, stirring occasionally, for 40 minutes (or 1 hour 20 minutes on low) or until sauce slightly thickens.
  4. Add asparagus and cook, uncovered, on high for 10 minutes (or low for 20 minutes) or until asparagus is tender. Flake salmon into large chunks, discarding any bones. Stir salmon into mornay and cook until heated through. Serve sprinkled with chives.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed green beans, plus mashed potato. Boil, steam or microwave 500g potatoes (chopped) until tender. Drain. Mash in a bowl with ⅓ cup (80ml) skim milk and 2 teaspoons canola spread.