Smoked salmon parcels with fennel & walnut salad

Smoked salmon parcels with fennel & walnut salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins No cook

Skill level

Moderately easy

Servings

Serves 4

Salmon and walnuts make an unusual marriage, but the flavours and textures work together really well. A great starter or light lunch

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
329
protein
21g
carbs
2g
fat
27g
saturates
6g
fibre
1g
sugar
2g
salt
3.6g

Ingredients

  • 350g smoked salmon
  • 1 fennel bulb with fonds
  • 2 rounded tbsp crème fraîche
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 5 tbsp walnut oil
  • few crisp lettuce leaves, Batavia or Little Gem
  • 25g walnuts, roughly chopped

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Method

  1. Select 4 slices of salmon and use to line four ramekins, allowing the slices to drape over the edges. Finely chop the remainder and put in a bowl. Trim the fronds from the fennel and finely chop. Add the chopped fronds to the chopped salmon along with the crème fraîche, 1 tbsp lemon juice and seasoning. Mix well, then divide between the lined ramekins. Fold over any overhanging salmon and cover with cling film. Chill until ready to serve.
  2. Halve, quarter and core the fennel, then shred as finely as you can. Put in a bowl with the remaining lemon juice, 3 tbsp walnut oil and seasoning. Put a few lettuce leaves on each plate and scatter over the dressed fennel. Invert the salmon onto the plates, then scatter over the chopped walnuts. Drizzle with the remaining oil, season with black pepper and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2007

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lindajs1's picture

I have made this recipe as a starter a few times and it always goes down a treat. Must admit I sometimes add a wee bit of cream cheese to the creme fraich to add some depth. I often serve this when the main course is fiddly and keeps me from my guests. Having a good pre-prepared cold starter keeps me sane on those occasions!

tinahogg's picture

Loved this recipe I made it for a romantic meal and it was the best starter not too rich jsut right. I didn't have a problem with it at all give it a go I am sure you will find it works well.

boistizon's picture
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This is a really easy make ahead starter for a dinner party. I have made it quite a few times now and it is always recieved very well - add more lemon juice and black pepper - gives just a little bit more bite against the oiliness on the smoked salmon. Don't know what Nicky did - this has never happened to me.

nicolarogers's picture

Filling was much too runny and the parcels collapsed. Tasted great but looked disasterous! Don't recommend for a dinner party.

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