Organic smoked salmon with sweet and sour shallots, radishes and lemon scented olive oil - recipe

PUBLISHED: 14:40 03 June 2015 | UPDATED: 14:43 03 June 2015

Maureen McLean

Fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines is rich in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and a good source of lean protein. This tangy, quick and easy starter or light nibble will make sure you get the benefit.

Ingredients | Serves: 4 | Prep time: 15 minutes

• 100ml white wine vinegar

• 5g castor sugar

• 100ml water

• 100g whole round shallots

• 250g smoked salmon

• ½ bunch of breakfast radishes

• 30ml lemon scented olive oil

• 50g fresh baby pea shoots



• Make the marinade for the shallots by combining the vinegar and the sugar in 100ml of water. Bring to the boil and allow to go cold.

• Cut the shallots into very fine rings and place in to the cooled vinegar mixture, allow to infuse (this can be for up to 1 hour.)

• Choose the dish that you are going to serve your smoked salmon on and very carefully and nicely arrange the salmon onto it.

• Slice your radishes very finely to the same thickness as the shallots and place into ice cold water for ½ hour.

• When you are ready to serve, pick the shallot rings out of the marinade and scatter liberally over the smoked salmon. Drizzle with the lemon scented olive oil and scatter over the radishes and finish with the fresh pea shoots. Serve with slices of lemon, good bread and a little more salad.


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