Googie’s Kitchen presents Sumac Salmon with Bombay Potatoes

Sumac Salmon with Bombay Potatoes

Fish Friday, I have to admit, is my favourite dinner night. My son, Ted and I love fish. My husband, Howard is not so keen but I know it’s one healthy meal Ted will eat. Which is why I introduced fish Friday onto our menu. I’m always on the hunt for Friday fish ideas so when I thought of this I was very happy indeed.

Recently I’ve been finding new spices in our local supermarket and when I saw sumac I thought it looked very interesting. Sumac is a bush that is grown in the Middle East, North Africa and Africa. The spice is used in a lot of Arab and Turkish cooking. It has amazing healthcare benefits which included reducing heart disease and diabetes.

So I decided to make a spice mix for a piece of salmon that I bought from the supermarket. As I was browsing my spice shelf, I stumbled upon the sumac I bought. I then thought it might taste good with a blend of spices. So I set to work and the results were amazing. I pair the fish with a baked Bombay potato dish. The combination of flavours were delicious and we all enjoyed this meal. Below is a video and recipe for you.

Do you have fish Friday’s in your home and if so, what’s your favourite fish dish? Let me know in the comments below and please don’t forget to like and follow me. xxx

Sumac Salmon with Bombay Potatoes
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Serves 4


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Teaspooon
  • Tablespoon

Ingredients for the sumac salmon

  • Salmon Fillets x 4
  • Sumac x 1 tsp
  • Mild or hot chilli powder x 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon x 1 tsp
  • Smoked paprika x 1 tsp
  • Oil

Method for the salmon

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C or gas mark 4 and put in the baking tray.
  • In the large mixing bowl add the sumac, mild or hot chilli powder, cinnamon, smoked paprika and oregano.
  • Mix the herb and spices together.
  • Add in the salmon fillets and mix around in the bowl.
  • The salmon should be wet enough for the spice mix to stick to them.
  • If not, add a little oil to the bowl to help the spice mix stick.
  • Once the salmon is covered in the spices, set the bowl aside.
  • Next make the bombay potatoes.
  • Once the bombay potatoes are made and in the oven, after 15 minutes pop the salmon fillets skin side down next to the bombay potatoes.
  • Cook for a further 12 – 15 minutes or until the salmon is golden brown.

Ingredients for the bombay potatoes

  • New potatoes x 600g
  • Onion x 1
  • Cherry tomatoes x 200g
  • Mustard seeds x 1 tsp
  • Tumeric x 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala x 1 tsp
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil

Method for the Bombay Potatoes

  • Wash the potatoes and tomatoes.
  • Cut the potatoes into quarters and the tomatoes into halves.
  • Now wash the large mixing bowl and put the potatoes and tomatoes into the bowl.
  • Next peel and chop the onion and put it into the bowl.
  • Sprinkle over the mustard seeds, tumeric and garam masala.
  • Drizzle over a little oil and mix all of these ingredients together.
  • Remove the baking tray from the oven and put the bombay potato mixture in.
  • Leave enough room for the salmon on one side of the pan.
  • Put into the oven for 25 – 30 minutes.
  • Remove after 15 minutes to add the salmon and then continue to cook until everything is golden brown.
  • Then serve and enjoy.
Sumac Salmon with Bombay Potatoes

Sumac Salmon with Bombay Potatoes made a fantastic fish Friday dinner. Howard, Ted and I really enjoyed this dish. Yep, even Howard said it was yummy. It was simple and easy to do. The preparation for this meal took me about 15 minutes. So it didn’t take long at all to prepare. I served this with fried spinach and garlic. It was so yummy I wanted more. However you decide to eat this meal, as always, please enjoy.