Smoked salmon with prawns, horseradish cream & lime vinaigrette

Smoked salmon with prawns, horseradish cream & lime vinaigrette

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(105 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
    Horseradish root on a wooden chopping board


    hors rad-ish

    Horseradish root is larger than an ordinary radish, and has a hot, peppery flavour.


  • 4 slices smoked salmon
  • 10 large cooked prawns, 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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7th Feb, 2016
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.
20th Jan, 2016
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.
7th Oct, 2015
Restaurant quality starter, really impressive. Raw prawns from Sainsbury's and cooked them. Gorgeous!!
29th Aug, 2015
Utterly delicious, sooo easy. Perfect!
Ann Burtenshaw
31st Aug, 2014
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.
30th Mar, 2014
Simple, yet really impressive, lovely
11th Mar, 2014
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.
16th Dec, 2013
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.
19th Nov, 2013
This was superb! Forgot to buy the creme fraiche, so used creamed cheese instead. It was still amazing, everyone loved it!
25th May, 2013
A great dinner guest starter. Delicious an pd simple.


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