Smoked Salmon Wreath
This show-stopping platter will be a perfect centrepiece for your festive celebrations. It is simplicity-plus to make as no cooking is required. In addition, it has a variety of flavours and textures which are
perfectly balanced by the creamy, flavour-filled dressing. This no-fuss starter is so easy, so delicious
and as such, perfect for entertaining.
Servings 4 people
- 1 small head of frisee lettuce See Note 1
- 200 g smoked salmon
- 2 large spring onions/scallions
- 4 red radishes, thinly sliced See Note 2
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced See Note 3
- 3 baby cucumbers, thinly sliced lengthways See Note 4
- 12 caper berries See Note 5
- 3 sprigs dill leaves
- 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tsp prepared horseradish
- 1 tsp dill leaves finely chopped
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
Wash and dry the lettuce leaves and arrange in a wreath shape on a large white platter or board.Lay pieces of smoked salmon, slightly folded, on the lettuce. For the best appearance, aim to give the platter a little height and not have the salmon lying flat.
Finely slice the radish and cucumber, using a mandolin or knife.
To make spring onion curls, cut them into 4cm lengths and thinly slice lengthways. Place in a bowl of iced water for 3-4 minutes or until lightly curled. Drain well, and add to the platter.
Continue with the remaining ingredients, tucking them in and arranging them in a way which is balanced and pleasing to look at.
Make the dressing and put into a small bowl. Place in the centre of the wreath. Serve alongside thinly sliced sourdough rye bread.
- In this case, set aside the exterior, dark green leaves to use for another purpose. For the salad, the pale green leaves are tender with a milder flavour.
- Before slicing, remove the top of the radish and the root end.
- To make a lemon twist, cut a thin slice of lemon. Here, make a small cut from the rind to the centre of the lemon slice and twist the lemon
- Roll the sliced cucumber into a circle and tuck it in around the other ingredients.
- Leave the stem on the caper berries; in this case, they look better that way.
Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 462mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 710IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg