Spicy Sumac Salmon and Potato Stew

Spicy Sumac Salmon and Potato Stew

Nowadays with the UK back in lockdown and with my husband and son at home I need easy, nutritious meals that we can all enjoy. At this time, especially when the weather is colder outside, I always tend to use the slow cooker. I find it the easiest way to get a healthy meal on the table without too much fuss. Now, like many parents in the UK, I have homeschooling to help with again, I need no-hassle dinners.

My slow cooker is a life saver during these periods. This post is not an advert for slow cookers but I cannot explain to you how much I appreciate mine. It saves me so much time and energy. Plus, it means I have more time to spend with my family. When the dinner is finally ready I feel like the fairies have come to cook the meal for us. So it’s very gratefully received by me and this dinner was loved by my family too.

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Serves 4


  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Measuring jug
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Slow cooker


  • Salmon x 500g
  • Potatoes x 800 – 1 kg
  • Onion x 1
  • Red pepper x 1
  • Courgette x 1
  • Butternut squash x 1 small (about 200g)
  • Tomatoes x 2 400g tins
  • Chicken stock or vegetable stock x 500mls
  • Tomato puree x 2 tbsp
  • Ground sumac x 1 tsp
  • Ground ginger x 1 tsp
  • Ground turmeric x 1 tsp
  • Garlic granules x 1 tsp
  • Mild chilli powder x 1 tsp
  • Ground cinnamon x 1/2 tsp
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Spinach x 2 large handfuls
  • Coriander x 1 handful


  • Peel and slice the onion and put the slices into the slow cooker pot.
  • Slice the top from the pepper and remove the core, seeds and stalk.
  • Now slice the flesh of the pepper and put it into the pot.
  • Next peel the courgette and butternut squash.
  • Then slice the courgette and put the slices into the pot.
  • Cut the squash in half and remove the seeds.
  • Chop the squash into 2 centimetre pieces and put the pieces into the pot.
  • Finally peel the potatoes and cut them into 2 centimetre pieces.
  • Put these into the pot as well.
  • Pour over the tinned tomatoes and chicken or vegetable stock.
  • Stir all of these ingredients together.
  • Sprinkle over the ground sumac, ground ginger, ground turmeric, garlic granules, mild or hot chilli powder, ground sweet cinnamon and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Again stir in these ingredients.
  • Put the slow cooker on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
  • Thirty minutes remove the skin from the salmon and cut into 1 inch chunks.
  • Put the chunks into the slow cooker and let it cook until the salmon becomes pink.
  • Chop the spinach and coriander and put this into the stew and let it wilt down.
  • Then serve and enjoy.
Spicy Sumac Salmon and Potato Stew

Spicy Sumac Salmon and Potato Stew is a meal that is full of flavour and texture. My son Ted and I love fish so we really enjoyed this dinner. Howard, my husband, isn’t so keen but he did like this one. I also made enough for another meal. Therefore I put the leftovers into the freezer and this will make another quick meal during the week. However you decide to eat this meal, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx