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Smoked Salmon, Potato Salad, Beets & Cottage Cheese, Rye Bread & Homemade Butter

Wow dinner party guests by rustling up this impressive main in just a few minutes.

Ingredients

  • Potato salad

  • Salmon

  • Butter

  • Beets

  • Seasonings

  • To serve

Method

  • To start:

  • 1.

    Get all your ingredients and equipment ready. Fill and boil the kettle. Put a saucepan with a lid on a medium heat. Put the rye bread on a board and take to the table with a bread knife. Put the beater attachment into the food processor.

  • Potato salad:

  • 1.

    Wash the potatoes, then roughly quarter them and cut into 3cm chunks, removing any gnarly bits. Pour boiled water into the saucepan and add a pinch of salt. Add the potatoes, then speed-peel in a few strips of lemon zest and add the thyme. Put a lid on and cook for around 10 minutes, or until soft when stabbed with a knife.

  • Salmon:

  • 1.

    Tip the watercress on to a serving board. Lay the salmon slices over the leaves in rustic waves. Quarter the lemon. Smear 3 heaped teaspoonfuls of creamed horseradish on one end of the board, season with salt & pepper, squeeze over 2 of the lemon wedges and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.

  • 2.

    Take to the table.

  • Butter:

  • 1.

    Pour the double cream into the food processor. Leave to beat away – the whole point is to over-beat it.

  • Beets:

  • 1.

    Put the beets on a board and cut into erratic chunks. Move them to a serving platter and add 2 splashes of good balsamic vinegar, a good drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt & pepper. Quickly pick the Greek basil leaves and sprinkle most of them over. Toss and mix to dress, tasting and tweaking as necessary.

  • Butter:

  • 1.

    By now the cream should be thick and coming together into one big clump. When ready, it will look like butter and the sound coming from the food processor will change. Put it into a sieve over the sink, then use your clean hands to quickly scrunch and shape it so that any excess water drains away. Put it on some greaseproof paper; try not to handle it too much or it will melt. Sprinkle over a pinch of salt, then put it beside the bread.

  • Beets:

  • 1.

    Open the cottage cheese and drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil straight into the tub. Rip over the thyme tips and add a pinch of salt & pepper. Finely grate in the zest of ½ your lemon and stir. Arrange the beets on a platter, dollop over the flavoured cottage cheese, sprinkle over some

  • 2.

    Pepper, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and scatter with the remaining Greek basil leaves. Take to the table.

  • Potato salad:

  • 1.

    Drain the potatoes and leave them to steam dry for 2 minutes while you finely chop the dill. Tip the potatoes into a bowl and add the dill and a knob of your homemade butter, plus a good drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of salt & pepper and the juice of½a lemon. Toss and take to the table.

  • To serve:

  • 1.

    Snip the cress on top of the salmon. Serve with chilled white wine or bitter and any leftover wedges of lemon.

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Andrew Graham

Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir are the best wines to pair with Smoked Salmon, Potato Salad, Beets & Cottage Cheese, Rye Bread & Homemade Butter.

 
 

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