TARTARE OF SMOKED SALMON
Serves six to eight
350g smoked salmon 1 small red pepper 1 small yellow pepper 4 small shallots 2 teaspoons chopped dill Salt and pepper 3 teaspoon good quality full fat or homemade mayonnaise Lemon juice
Garnish 80g cucumber 1 tomato A little olive oil Dill
Very finely dice salmon, peppers, shallots and dill and put into bowl. Season chopped ingredients and mix in mayonnaise. Taste mixture and add lemon juice to taste, and more seasoning if needed. Place mixture into small metal rings or cling-film lined ramekins and chill in fridge until you are ready to serve.
To make the garnish, peel and slice cucumber in half lengthways. Remove seeds with a spoon and slice widthways to make moon shapes, then put to one side. Deseed then dice tomato and mix with a little olive oil and seasoning. Keep tasting as you prepare ingredients so balance is not too rich. When you are ready to serve the dish, place the cucumber in a circle in the middle of the plate. Press out tartare mixture on top of cucumber and garnish with dill and diced tomato.