Tom Kerridge helps us perk up picnics. Anyone for more asparagus and jersey royal salad (right)?
SMOKED TROUT PÂTÉ & SALTED CUCUMBER
Smoked trout is an underused alternative to its posher brother, smoked salmon. Being a river fish, it’s more gamey and robust enough to not be overpowered Serves 6 6 fillets of smoked trout 1tbsp super-fine capers (or nonpareille capers, from supermarkets) 1tbsp chopped dill 1tbsp chopped chervil (or parsley, or more dill) ½ a lemon, finely zested 1 banana shallot, diced ½tsp smoked sea salt 1tsp freshly ground black pepper 50g (1¾oz) good-quality mayonnaise 50g (1¾oz) crème fraîche 30ml (1½fl oz) rapeseed oil 100ml (3½fl oz) clarified butter (from supermarkets) ½ a large cucumber 2tsp sea salt crystals