Smoked Salmon Roulade with Cucumber Salad

Smoked Salmon Roulade with Cucumber Salad

A simple classic! Smooth salmon pate is matched with a fresh and crisp cucumber salad; the perfect festive starter…

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Serves: 6

For the pâté

250g Smoked salmon slices

120g Smoked salmon

60g Butter – melted

3tsp Lemon juice

Black pepper

4tsp Crème fraîche

3tsp Chives – chopped

1 Lime – cut into 6 segments

Pink peppercorns – crushed

For the Cucumber Salad

2 Cucumbers – washed

2tbsp White wine vinegar

1tbsp Caster sugar

4 Dashes of fish sauce

  1. For the pâté
    Place the smoked salmon, butter, lemon juice & black pepper in a food processor and, when mixed stir through the crème fraîche & chives & check the seasoning.
  2. Lay out the 250g of smoked salmon on parchment paper in a single layer with the edges overlapping, measuring 20cm x 27cm. Spread the paté over the smoked salmon & roll up the longer width, using the parchment to help shape it.
  3. Finally, wrap in the parchment and then secure the roll by wrapping it in cling film & twisting both ends. Place in the fridge for 4 hours before slicing.
  4. For the Cucumber Salad
    With a vegetable peeler, peel the skin & flesh off the cucumbers in long strips while discarding the seeds. Place the cucumber strips in a bowl and add the vinegar, sugar & fish sauce. Leave for an hour and then drain.
  5. To serve, plate the cucumber & top with slices of roulade, sprinkled with crushed pink peppercorns & serve with a wedge of lime.

Juliet Bidwell comes up with three ‘retro dinners with a twist’ including classic festive fare of smoked salmon, beef and that old favourite – trifle.

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Photographs: David Merewether
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Recipes Type: Starters

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