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

    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 (108)

sueinspain's picture

Delicious & so easy to make. Did it for a light starter for our Christmas dinner. Went down a treat!

anzuto's picture

I made this for Christmas Day as our first course. It was lovely - I wouldn't change a thing !

tonylarks's picture

Just did a test run of this with a lunch portion and it's great - very simple, easy to make and the different sauces complement each other well.

pitaya's picture

I made this for my boyfriend and he loved it. I will definitely make this again!

jimmygreen's picture

We had this last Christmas for starters and everyone loved it that they have asked for it again this Christmas

dishymummy's picture

I plan to make this as a starter on Christmas day as it is light, tasty and the dressing can be made up in advance for a quick plate up.
I prefer the creme fraiche and horseradish sauce from the Mustard Salmon and Veg bake GoodFood recipe.

undritz's picture

This is just brilliant! Looks professional, tastes divine and everyone things you're a genius. For those of you who don't like smoked salmon, substitute it for avocado or leave it out all together.

kermie's picture

Made this last night having read all the positive comments. Was a bit dubious seeing as there are so few ingredients and so little effort required....need'nt have worried.... it was absolutely delicious!!!! My guests couldn't stop praising it. The combination of flavors from the horseradish to the zingy dressing complimented the fish so well, am definitely going to make it again and again and..........!!!!!!! YOU MUST GIVE IT A GO!!!!

Crumbortwo's picture

I'm not a fan of recipes with honey or too much ginger but I followed the recipe to the letter and this starter was sublime. As others have said, this can be prepared in advance making life easy.

clairiem's picture

Delicious! Did this as a mothers day starter and it was loved by everyone. We served it with crusy bread and the horseradish cream on the side (not everyone wanted it), Will definitely be making this again. It's on the expensive side (the prawns and salmon cost us £5, but it does look and taste very special)

aaylett's picture

This was a really tasty starter - lots of taste but without being too filling. I used wild Alaskan salmon so that it was not overpowered by the dressing. Served with two small triangles of very thin sliced buttered brown bread. Nothing left on the plates so will definitely be serving this again.

jennypiccolo's picture

Superb. Just made this tonight for valentines, so easy and so tasty, worthy of a dinner party starter, so will definitely make it again. Gorgeous!

jiggler69's picture

Quality starter! Will def use this again, extremely easy to prepare

cheesescones's picture

Looks professional and tastes divine.
My guests loved this spin on the traditional prawn cocktail starter - the horseradish cream give the dish a real sparkle.

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chezdizzy's picture

fantastic - did this as a starter for xmas day and kids loved it. quick and easy and very impressive. will do again.

catcalledcharlie's picture

If I could give it more stars I would! So delicious and an absolute hit, not a scrap left on the plates, served as a starter on christmas day with some crusty bread, will make again.

juliewhite23's picture

Fantastic quick and easy very tasty.

pennyrose101's picture

so easy, can't go wrong and totally delicious and a real winner.

lyegreen's picture

Sorry to be negative but the dressing was horrible. The other ingredients are great - you buy them and put them on the plate so no cookery skills needed there but the dressing was really awful and would have spoilt the expensive ingredients.

Sorry Good Food, the first time I haven't enjoyed one of your recipes.


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