Celebration fish platter with spiced cucumber salad

Celebration fish platter with spiced cucumber salad

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Prep: 35 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4 - 6
This indulgent sharing platter makes an impressive dinner party starter with trout pâté, crisp coated mackerel fillets and smoked salmon

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (6)

  • kcal552
  • fat39g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre2g
  • protein34g
  • salt2.5g
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Ingredients

    For the trout pâté

    • 250g hot-smoked trout
      Trout

      Trout

      trowt

      Freshwater trout: 

      Farmed rainbow trout has pretty, spotty skin…

    • 200ml crème fraîche
    • juice 1 lemon
      Lemon

      Lemon

      le-mon

      Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

    For the spiced cucumber salad

    • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
    • 50g pickled ginger (I used Clearspring Sushi Ginger)
      Ginger

      Ginger

      jin-jer

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

    • zest and juice 2 limes
      Lime

      Lime

      ly-m

      The same shape, but smaller than…

    • 5 tbsp 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…

    • 1 cucumber, diced

    For the mackerel

    • 100g medium oatmeal
    • 4-6 fresh mackerel fillets
      Mackerel

      Mackerel

      Mackerel is a firm-fleshed, torpedo-shaped sea fish. Whole mackerel weigh in around 10-12oz (…

    • 1 egg, beaten
      Eggs

      Egg

      egg

      The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

    • olive oil, for greasing
      olive oil

      Olive oil

      ol-iv oyl

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

    To serve

    • 200g smoked salmon slices
    • selection of breads and crispbreads
    • unsalted butter
    • 2 lemons, cut into wedges
      Lemon

      Lemon

      le-mon

      Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

    Method

    1. Start making the pâté by putting the smoked trout, crème fraîche and lemon juice into a food processor. Pulse briefly to bring everything together without the mixture becoming a purée. Season to taste, and put in a bowl or ramekins, cover and chill until ready to serve.

    2. For the spiced cucumber salad, put the chilli in a large bowl, and add the ginger and lime zest and juice, and slowly whisk in the olive oil. Once thoroughly combined, add the cucumber, mix well to coat in the dressing, then set aside in the fridge.

    3. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Put the oatmeal on a plate. Lightly brush the mackerel fillets all over with beaten egg, and dip them in the oatmeal, turning to coat them on both sides. Lay the mackerel fillets on a baking sheet that has been lightly greased with olive oil and bake for 15-20 mins or until golden.

    4. To serve, arrange slices of smoked salmon and the warm cooked mackerel on large platters with the ramekins of trout pâté and the cucumber salad, breads, crispbreads, butter and lemon wedges.

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