Gravadlax with celeriac & fennel salad
- Preparation and cooking time
- no cook
- Serves 8
A light salmon starter with a crisp salad and honey and mustard dressing. No cooking required, just gravadlax or smoked salmon plus fresh seasonal produce
- 350-400g gravadlax or smoked salmon
For the dressing
For the salad
- STEP 1
Make the dressing first. Put the mustard, honey, garlic, vinegar and some seasoning in a cup, and whisk in the oil in a steady stream. Stir in the cream, then check the seasoning – it should be sweet-sour.
- STEP 2
Put some of the lemon juice in a mixing bowl. Peel the celeriac and cut the flesh into matchsticks, tossing these in the lemon juice as you go to stop the flesh discolouring.
- STEP 3
Quarter the fennel and remove any coarse outer leaves. Trim the tips, reserving any tufty fronds. Cut out the core from each piece. Using a very sharp knife or a mandolin, slice the fennel lengthways – the slices should be almost transparent. Toss with the celeriac and add some more lemon juice.
- STEP 4
Cut the onion as finely as possible (it’s best to do this on a mandolin too). Halve the apples, core and cut into matchsticks (there’s no need to peel them). Add to the bowl with the onions, and add a little more lemon juice (to keep the apple from turning brown). Chop any fennel fronds and add along with the dill. Toss with the dressing.
- STEP 5
Divide the salad between eight plates with some gravadlax alongside, or serve the gravadlax and offer the salad in a large bowl.