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Thursday, 3 July 2014

Smoked Salmon & New Potato Salad

This is one of my favourite summer dishes and it is so quick and easy to make. It is based on the Jamie Oliver recipe here but slightly altered. 

Ingredients for 2

Pack of smoked salmon
300g of new potatoes 
1 lemon (zest and juice)
1 clove of garlic 
Spoonful of capers
1 teaspoon of red wine vinegar 
150ml Creme Freche
Fresh Dill
1 tablespoon of horseradish
Olive oil

Salad: leaves, tomatoes, cucumber etc..

1. Make sure your potatoes are a similar size and put them into boiling water until cooked through. I was always taught that things that grow below ground should be placed in cold water that is then boiled and vegetables that grow above ground are cooked in boiling water to begin with. New potatoes are the exception to this rule. Depending on size they should take around 15 to 20 minutes.

2.  Grind the garlic in a pestle and mortar with salt and pepper, alternatively you can smoosh - technical term- with the side of your knife on a board until it is a paste. Zest half the lemon and then juice it into the mortar (or bowl), with the vinegar and add in the same amount of olive oil to mixture. Taste and adjust. 

3. Mix with the capers (I always add loads more than as I love them!) and dressing with the warm new potatoes and toss together. 

4.  Zest and juice the remaining half of a lemon and mix with the horseradish, creme freche and dill. Taste and adjust. 

5. Arrange the salmon, salad and potatoes onto a serving platter or plates and the spoon the horseradish dressing over the top. 

Voila - an easy simple dish that is delicious! 


1 comment:

  1. Not the biggest fan of Salmon, but this dish looks absolutely delicious regardless! May have to give it a whirl next time I cook for my family :) x

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