French Fridays with Dorie: Salmon and Potatoes in a Jar

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 318 kcal
Author Katerina | Diethood


  • 1/2 pound salmon fillet , skinned
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 pound small yellow potatoes
  • 20 coriander seeds
  • 20 peppercorns
  • 4 bay leaves , halved
  • 8 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 small carrot , peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion , thinly sliced
  • olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons white vinegar
  • Lemon wedges and crusty bread , for serving


  1. Slice the salmon into 6 pieces and place in s small dish.
  2. Add the salt and sugar, turning to coat each piece of salmon evenly.
  3. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight.
  4. In the morning, the salmon will be deep pink and very firm. Run under water to wash off the brine.
  5. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  6. Cook the potatoes until they are soft and can be pierced easily with a fork – about 10 minutes; Drain.
  7. Add half the salmon to a pint-sized canning jar and half the potatoes to a second jar.
  8. Add carrot, onion, and spices to each jar and top with a second layer of salmon or potatoes. Top with remaining vegetables and spices.
  9. Pour in olive oil enough to cover the ingredients.
  10. Add the vinegar to the jar with the potatoes.
  11. Cover both jars and refrigerate at least 6 hours.
  12. Serve with lemons and bread.

Recipe Notes

WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 8

Nutrition Facts
French Fridays with Dorie: Salmon and Potatoes in a Jar
Amount Per Serving
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 7064mg294%
Potassium 1328mg38%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 5140IU103%
Vitamin C 20.9mg25%
Calcium 141mg14%
Iron 6.5mg36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.