Smoked salmon with capers & pickled shallots

Smoked salmon with capers & pickled shallots

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins plus cooling


Serves 6

This fresh and zingy salad is packed with contrasting flavours and textures. It's ideal for entertaining

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal168
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0g
  • protein26g
  • salt5.1g
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  • 100ml rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 2 banana shallots, peeled and thinly sliced into rings



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 600g (about 12 slices) smoked salmon, brown pieces removed
  • 50g picked and washed frisée salad, or other bitter leaves like rocket and radicchio



    Frisée, also called curly endive, is a variety of chicory which is frequently used in mesclun (a…

  • 1 tbsp snipped chives
  • 25g caper in brine, drained and patted dry
    Capers in bowl



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub that grows in the Mediterranean. As they…

  • rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • lemon wedges, to serve



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


  1. Put the vinegar and sugar into a heavy-based saucepan and bring to the boil, allowing the sugar to dissolve. Add the sliced shallots to the warm liquid, stir through, then tip into a dish and cover with cling film. Set aside.

  2. Arrange the smoked salmon in the centre of each plate, making sure that the slices slightly overlap, and set aside.

  3. Put the frisée salad, the chives, capers, a little of the shallot vinegar and some of the shallots into a mixing bowl and toss together. Spoon the mixture over the salmon and serve with a few twists of black pepper, a drizzle of oil and lemon wedges on the side.

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13th May, 2016
What is a banana shallot?
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