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Jacket Potatoes with Rocket + Cashew Pesto and Smoked Salmon

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Jacket Potatoes with Rocket + Cashew Pesto and Smoked Salmon

Chef Shellie Froidevaux puts a modern spin on the simple jacket potato with sour cream recipe. Level-up the flavour and complexity of this humble combo with a surprisingly simple rocket + cashew pesto and some smoked salmon. Perfect as a generous entree or side dish, and guaranteed to wow the guests at your next dinner party! Cooked with our NN-CF770 3-in-1 Convection Microwave Oven


  • 3-4 sebago potatoes 900g maximum
  • 200 g hot smoked salmon flaked
  • sour cream
  • lemon wedges to serve
  • baby sorrel leaves optional

Rocket Pesto

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 50 g cashew nuts
  • 50 g parmesan grated
  • 150 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 100 g rocket leaves
  • sea salt
  • cracked black pepper


  • Put a light cross-notch on the surface of the potatoes with a kitchen knife. Place the prepared potatoes on the low wire rack with glass dish underneath and select the weight 900g. The oven will tell you when to turn the potatoes over.
  • Whilst the potatoes are cooking, make the rocket pesto. Toast the cashews in a dry frying pan. Tip the cashews into a food processor, along with garlic, parmesan, extra virgin olive oil, and rocket leaves. Season with salt and pepper and blend till smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl and set aside.
  • When the potatoes are ready, cut a cross on top of each potato, squeeze the sides, add a dollop of sour cream to finish.