Smoked salmon with prawns, horseradish cream & lime vinaigrette

Smoked salmon with prawns, horseradish cream & lime vinaigrette

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(89 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins


Serves 2
This stunning starter can be assembled ahead, then topped with dressed leaves just before serving

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal266
  • fat17g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre0g
  • protein25g
  • salt3.34g
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  • 1 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 1 tsp horseradish sauce
  • 4 slices smoked salmon
  • 10 large cooked prawn, peeled but tails left on



    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

For the salad

  • juice 1 lime, finely grated zest of ½



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tsp clear honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • ½ tsp finely grated fresh root ginger



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 2 tbsp light olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 handfuls small leaf salad


  1. Mix the crème fraîche with the horseradish and a little salt and pepper. For the dressing, whisk the lime juice and zest with the honey, ginger and seasoning, then whisk in the oil. Lay the smoked salmon and prawns on 2 plates, then top with a dollop of the horseradish cream. Toss the salad in most of the dressing and pile on top. Drizzle the remaining dressing around the plate and serve.

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Comments (109)

flexi31's picture

Good starter but I think I need to tweak it. Firstly it is actually a very large starter (fine as a lunch) so I will use less of everything; secondly I found the salad dressing slightly too limey! But I think when I have it right for our tastes it will be sublime.

oshamambe's picture

Easy to prepare but looks beautiful and has amazing flavor. I made this for a dinner party and the guests loved it. I will make this again for sure!

MichaeltheGreat's picture

Amazing entree, guests were very impressed and the salad dressing is divine

paula1961's picture

I meant 5 stars!!!!!!

paula1961's picture

This looks & tastes absolutely georgous with very little effort. My guests were very impressed! Great for a dinner party as it can be prepared earlier & kept in the fridge, add leaves just before serving - perfect.

Mosesmum's picture

Fab recipe ..have made for last 2 Christmases.. so easy to prepare in advance. I like to add a little spoonful of caviar on smoked salmon as a bit of a garnish.. lovely.

mrsdownton's picture

Restaurant quality starter, really impressive. Raw prawns from Sainsbury's and cooked them. Gorgeous!!

Bakeezzee's picture

Utterly delicious, sooo easy. Perfect!

Ann Burtenshaw's picture

Made this last night for 12 people as I was asked to do a starter. Took everything with me to the hostesses home and assembled it there. It tastes divine and I put 2 slices of avocado per person on to each plate. Lots of compliments and requests for the recipe. Will do this again.

ladyl1's picture

Simple, yet really impressive, lovely

cheekykaren's picture

This is a wonderful light starter & tastes amazing your guests will be thrilled. A great twist on the traditional prawn cocktail. Perfect for dinner parties as can be made & prepared in advance.

grahamhitchins's picture

Second time with this recipe, prepared at home, then assembled at a friend's for 16 people. I made double the horseradish sauce because it is my favourite part! Great flavours, very popular and easily mobile.

lcmann's picture

This was superb! Forgot to buy the creme fraiche, so used creamed cheese instead. It was still amazing, everyone loved it!

charleyq's picture

A great dinner guest starter.
Delicious an pd simple.

beckieb's picture

Served this as a starter for a dinner party and got lots of lovely comments!
Really good to be able to prepare everything before and then just assemble from fridge.
A real winner!

rayevans1963's picture

Pleased everyone. Easy,make ahead recipe.will make again.

cawpeanut's picture

This is one of the best starters ever! Able to get dressing and horse radish mix ready and put in fridge to easily assemble just before needed. Everyone loved this and will be using again soon I hope!

austens's picture

I served this for my family as the starter for Christmas Dinner. Awesome!

cmidmore's picture

Cooked this feor NYE dinner, went down really well, tasty and simple


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