Salmon Trafalgar

Preparation info

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Two Fat Ladies: Gastronomic Adventures (with Motorbike and Sidecar)

Two Fat Ladies

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1996

  • About

I suspect this dish is older than 1812 and was renamed in the wave of patriotism that surrounded Nelson’s victory. The elderberries make an unusual sauce which I like very much.

It also satisfies my need to do something with my elderberries.


  • a 1.3 kg/3 lb salmon trout or young salmon
  • 115 g/


First make the elderberry sauce: place the fruit in a basin and bruise with a wooden spoon. Add 1 dessertspoon water, then cook in a double boiler or in a basin set over a pan of boiling water until the juices flow freely. Pulp again by mashing with a spoon. Strain through a jelly bag.