Charred asparagus, smoked salmon, shrimp & rye crumb served on a plate

Charred asparagus, smoked salmon, shrimp & rye crumb

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4

Impress guests with this deceptively simple starter that's packed with the lovely flavours of salmon, shrimp, asparagus and apple. Make it in just 20 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal288
  • fat22g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre2g
  • protein15g
  • salt1.1g
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  • 16 thin asparagus spears
  • 150g fillet hot-smoked salmon, peeled and flaked



    With its delicate, sweet flesh and wide availability, salmon is one of the most popular fish.…

  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cut into fine matchsticks
  • ½ pack watercress, picked



    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

  • 2 rye crackers, lightly crushed
  • 70g brown shrimp

For the dressing

  • 75ml extra virgin rapeseed oil (smoked if you have it)
  • 25ml red wine vinegar


  1. Heat a griddle pan. Char the asparagus for 10 mins, turning occasionally, until lightly burnt and tender. Combine the oil and vinegar to make the dressing.

  2. Divide the asparagus between four plates. Scatter over the salmon flakes, apple matchsticks, watercress shoots and crumbled rye crackers, then finish with the shrimp. Drizzle over the dressing just before serving.

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