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Hot smoked Salmon, minted crushed peas, salad of beetroot, almonds and fresh herbs Recipe

Ingredients for people

    For the fish
  • Salmon fillet(s) : 600 g
  • Olive oil : 30 ml

  • For the vegetables
  • Wood chips : 60 g
  • Maldon salt : 3 pinch(es)
  • Raw red beetroot : 2 whole
  • Freshly ground black pepper : 3 Turn
  • Whole almonds : 60 g
  • Maldon salt : 6 pinch(es)
  • Freshly ground black pepper : 6 Turn
  • Pink radish(es) : 0.5 bunch

  • For the rest of the recipe
  • White wine vinegar : 20 ml
  • Caster sugar : 20 g
  • Frozen pea(s) : 200 g
  • Unsalted butter : 50 g
  • Horseradish : 5 g

  • For the garnish(es)
  • Maldon salt : 1 pinch(es)
  • Freshly ground black pepper : 1 Turn
  • Pea shoot(s) : 1 bunch
  • Chive(s) : 0.25 bunch
  • Chervil : 0.25 bunch
  • 1For the salmon

    Create a smoker by lining the bottom of a large saucepan with tinfoil.
    Sprinkle in the wood chips.
    Make a long sausage of tinfoil and coil into a spiral.

    Make a tinfoil platter that will sit in the saucepan on top of the coil, thus sitting up from the base of the pan.

    Cut the salmon into 100g steaks.

    Season the salmon with salt and pepper and then over a moderate heat, crisp the skin.

    Place the smoker over a high heat untill the woodchips begin to smoulder, use a blowtorch if necessary to get them started.Place the salmon on the tinfoil platter, place the lid on to trap in the smoke and allow to smoke for approximately 5 minutes.

  • 2For the crushed peas

    Bring a small saucepan of water to the boil.
    Cook the peas till tender in the boiling water, drain but keep a little of the liquid back.
    Puree in a food processor with the butter, add little of the water if needed to get the consistency right, season with the horseradish, salt and pepper.

  • 3For the vegetables

    Wash, top and tail and quarter the radishes.

    Peel the beetroot and use a mandolimn to slice into shreds. Add to the pan used to cook the salmon and fry with the almonds till soft.

    Add the radishes, dust with the caster sugar and add the vinegar.

  • 4For the garnish(es)

    Pluck the chervil into sprigs, discard the stalk.

    Snip the peashoots close to the root.
    Cut the chives into batons.

    Keep all in cold water untill ready to serve.

  • 5To plate

    Spread a dollop of the puree on the plate.

    Place some of the beetroot mix in a metal ring beside the peas.
    Top the beetroot with a bunch of the herbs and place the salmon on the pea puree.

Chef's tip

«Try using yellow or candy beetroot to add even more colour to this dish.»

A delightful balance of sweet, savoury and fresh crunchy herbs.

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  • Preparation  10mins
  • Cooking time  15mins
  • Rest time  5mins