1、Poached & smoked salmon pâté with bagel toasts

A chunky fish terrine that's easy to make and delicious with toasted sweet bagels

Poached & smoked salmon pâté with bagel toasts recipe

Ingredients

  • olive oil, for greasing and brushing
  • small bunch dill, chopped, a few fronds left whole
  • 2 x 120g packs smoked salmon trimmings
  • 2 x 170g packs steamed or poached salmon fillets, flaked into chunks
  • 2 x 200g tubs light cream cheese
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • pack 10 mini bagels, split

Method

Arrange the whole dill fronds and a few nice slivers of the smoked salmon on the bottom (this will be the top of the terrine so you want it to look quite neat).
  • In a food processor, pulse half the cooked salmon fillets, half the remaining smoked salmon trimmings and the cream cheese with some seasoning. Don’t overmix as you want it to have a bit of texture. Fold in half the dill, all the spring onions and the rest of the poached and smoked salmon so that you have some nice flakes of fish running through the pâté. Scrape into the tin, smooth the surface and chill for at least 2 hrs or up to 2 days in advance.
  • To serve, heat oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Arrange the bagel halves in a single layer on a baking tray and brush each one with some oil. Sprinkle on a little of the dill and some sea salt, then bake for about 10-12 mins, until crisp and light golden. (If the oven is full, these can be done earlier and served at room temp.) Turn the terrine tin upside down and use the cling film to remove it. Unwrap and serve on a platter with the bagel toasts.

  • https://www.truecookbook.com/recipe/poached-smoked-salmon-p-te-with-bagel-toasts-4038/

    2、Spinach & smoked salmon egg muffins

    Serve one or two of these per person for brunch - depending on how hungry/greedy you are
    Spinach & smoked salmon egg muffins recipe

    Ingredients

    Method

    1. To make the hollandaise, sit a large bowl over a pan of hot water and whisk the egg yolks with 2 tbsp hot water. Gradually add the melted butter (without adding the milky liquid at the bottom) until it has all been incorporated. Whisk in the lemon juice and season with the cayenne pepper and salt to taste, then set aside.
    2. Heat a shallow pan of water with the vinegar but no salt until gently boiling, then poach the eggs for 2 mins. Remove with a slotted spoon and cool in cold water.
    3. Fry the spinach in a wok with a knob of butter until wilted, then drain and season.
    4. To serve, heat the grill to high. Lay the muffins on a flat roasting tray, cut-side up, then toast until brown. Butter the muffins lightly, then top each with a ruffle of smoked salmon. Divide the spinach between the muffins, leaving a slight dip in the middle to sit the eggs in. Spoon a quarter of the sauce over each egg, then return the tray under the grill to brown for a min. Serve immediately.

    3、Smoked trout pâté & pitta crisps

    Cheaper than smoked salmon, this smoked trout dip makes a smart party nibble or simple starter
    Smoked trout pâté & pitta crisps recipe

    Ingredients

    • 4 pitta breads
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 240g hot-smoked trout fillets
    • 200ml reduced fat soured cream
    • 1 tbsp chopped gherkin
    • 2 tbsp chopped dill, plus extra for sprinkling

    Method

    1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 8. Halve the pittas and cut into wedges. Brush with 2 tbsp olive oil; sprinkle with salt and chopped dill. Cook for 10-12 mins until crisp.
    2. Flake the hot smoked trout fillets and mix with soured cream, chopped gherkins and chopped dill. Serve with the crisps.

    4、Smoked mackerel pâté with French bread & horseradish

    This relaxed starter can be whizzed up in just 15 minutes - and it won't break the bank either
    Smoked mackerel pâté with French bread & horseradish recipe

    Ingredients

    • 25g unsalted butter, melted
    • zest ½ lemon
    • 160g pack smoked mackerel (split fillets), skinned
    • 1 spring onion, roughly chopped
    • 15g unsalted butter, plus extra to serve
    • 1 tsp hot horseradish sauce, plus extra to serve
    • 1 tsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley, plus a few leaves
    • French bread, to serve

    Method

    1. Tip the melted butter, lemon zest, mackerel and spring onion into a food processor and blend until smooth. Spoon into a ramekin and smooth the top.
    2. For the topping, melt the 15g butter with the horseradish, then stir in the parsley. Carefully spoon over the pâté to cover it. Press some parsley leaves on top, grind over some black pepper and chill to set the butter. Serve the ramekin of pâté with French bread, butter and extra horseradish sauce.

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