I love entertaining and I am always thinking up simple recipes to add to my dinner party repertoire. I try to ensure that my simple starter recipes are easy to prepare and plate, leaving me more time to spend with my guests. Plus with this particular dish, there is no cooking involved, especially good for those of you that are prone to burning things!
- 200-400g Smoked Salmon or Trout (Amount dependant on how many people you are serving)
- 1 Packet Rocket Salad Leaves
- 1 Packet Baby Salad Leaves
- 2 Large Lemons
- 1 Tub Crème fraîche
- Cucumber for garnish (Sliced into thin ribbons)
Simply wash and arrange the salad leaves on your side or starter plate and put to one side. Cut your salmon into long ribbons and roll into pretty parcels and set aside. Next mix your Crème fraîche and the juice of one lemon, in a bowl until smooth, add salt and pepper to taste. Chop your chives and dill, add that to your Crème fraîche and mix well, don’t forget to taste it, add more lemon or salt and pepper if needed.
You can store everything, covered, in the fridge until you are ready to assemble it, I recommend doing so just before you are ready to serve the dish. Arrange the salmon on top of your salad leaves, grind a good measure of black pepper over the salmon and then drizzle a bit of lemon juice over it. Add a generous dollop of your Crème fraîche mixture on the plate and garnish with your cucumber ribbons. Serve immediately with lemon wedges on the side and a bit of crusty ciabatta bread, this dish is well paired with a glass of chilled sparkling Brut Rose!
This recipe is always a hit and it could not be easier to prepare. I would love you to share any of your favourite simple starter recipes with me in the comment section below.
For ideas and inspiration on table decorating see my post on African Inspired Table Decor.