Sunday, 3 May 2015
We really enjoy smoked salmon. I have already posted on one platter I did teamed up with corn and crispy roast potatoes. This one was a smoked salmon salad on a tomato Carpaccio – ie a bed of thinly sliced tomatoes.
I prepped my salad ie cut/sliced:
I put the layer of tomatoes down first, then mixed up the other things with flaked smoked salmon (not canned – hot smoked).
Just hard boiled eggs
For the dressing, rather than mixing it up into one combined dressing I just dotted some horseradish sauce, chilli sauce and sweet chilli sauce around along with a drizzle of extra virgain olive oil. Salt and pepper of course.
I put a few lemon wedges on the plate because I thought they would look pretty – but you could just squeeze the lemon juice over the salad.
It was quick to do, fresh and tasty and best of all even healthy.
Saturday, 2 May 2015
I ordered Easy Gourmet from the library based on a post by Under My Apple Tree which was linked into Beth Fish's Weekend Cooking. Under My Apple Tree gave it a 5 out of 5 rating and amongst other things said 'Easy Gourmet is designed with the busy cook in mind with simple, yet unique, dishes. I admit, I was attracted by the word ‘easy’ in the title because the word ‘gourmet’ usually scares me away. But here I found recipes that even new cooks will appreciate. The easy-to-follow directions are accompanied by full-page, mouth-watering photos.'
I couldn't agree more. The author is a food blogger. Her blog is I am a food blog. There are some great recipe ideas in this book – and the photography is to die for. If you would like some styling ideas, this will inspire you.