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)

samt1985's picture

Absolutely amazing! thought maybe the vinigerette would be abit overpowering but wasnt at all all the flavours worked very well together. would definately make this again and again!

mikendot's picture

This was a remarkably simple yet delicious dish especially with the two different sauces.

I've have served it twice with great reactions.

jimmygreen's picture

I served this on Christmas Day for starters, my guest were suitable impressed. Tasted delicious

jimmygreen's picture

I made this for starters on Christmas day my guests were suitable impressed. Tasted delicious

mwilliams69's picture

Easy and lovely

cmbmartin's picture

simple, effective and delicious starter. Great for easy entertaining

malcolmgreen's picture

Yes it was delicious and enjoyed by all 4 of us. We will definately do it again.

malcolmgreen's picture

Doing this tonight as a starter before beef wellington. Looks ideal as it is not too heavy, and by all the comments we are sure it will be a success.

vikkich's picture

A refreshing alternative to prawn cocktail, looks and tastes sophisticated enough for any dinner party. Made it for a friend's 30th and everyone loved it. Might do it as a starter on Christmas Day.

alexandrareah's picture

new years eve starter, everyone enjoyed, perfect easy starter.

hils2001's picture

Great starter that can be prepared ahead. Loved the horseradish cream!

hotcatz's picture

Did this for neighbour's New Year's Eve dinner party as a starter. Was really impressed and the horseradish with creme fraiche was so good I put double the amount on. Used ordinary prawns rather than large tail on ones and they were just as good if not better. Only thing I would say is to get a good smoked salmon. I used the mild one from Waitrose which has a lovely flavour and isn't too strong and oily.

jodalina's picture

This is so yummy, I made it for New Year Eve as a starter and it went down so well, please try it you will love it x

eleanoratack's picture

We had this as a light lunch on Christmas Eve - I just added some avacado and warm crusty bread. It was delicious, looked impressive but was very quick and easy to prepare.

rhiannongw's picture

Wonderful as a christmas day starter

ramses2's picture

Fantastic starter - easy to prepare - very impressive both in appearance and flavour. I have served it several times and it always succeeds.

stubbsy747's picture

Great easy to assemble starter! I used Marks & Spencer exclusive extra large Madagascan Black Tiger Prawns.....£12+ per little box but they certainly got amazing reviews from my Sunday lunch friends and easily served 4 guests. Would certainly make this tasty starter again.

mkouimtzi's picture

My signature starter for every dinner party I hosted, so easy and impressive! I skip the prawns and add half a teaspoon of red (salmon) caviar on the dollop of horseradish cream to make it extra posh


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