Smoked salmon, dill & onion tart

Smoked salmon, dill & onion tart

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Prep: 30 mins - 40 mins Cook: 30 mins - 35 mins


Serves 6
Full of smoky flavour, this dish makes a stunning centrepice for a dinner party

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal381
  • fat25g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.68g
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  • plain flour, for rolling out pastry
  • 375g pack puff pastry
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced into rings
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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

  • zest 1 lemon, plus juice ½ lemon



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

  • 5 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 200g smoked salmon, sliced into pieces
  • 2 tsp capers, drained
    Capers in bowl



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

  • 20g pack dill, chopped


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. On a floured board, roll out the pastry to about the thickness of a £1 coin. Press into a 20cm tart tin with a removable bottom. Line the pastry with greaseproof paper and fill with baking beans. Bake for 20-25 mins until the sides of the pastry turns golden brown. Remove the baking beans and greaseproof paper and prick all over the base and sides of the pastry with a fork. Put the tart shell back into the oven for another 10 mins until the base is cooked and the pastry is biscuity brown all over. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

  2. In a saucepan, cook the onions in the olive oil for 5 mins until soft. Season with salt and pepper if you like, and set aside to cool. Stir together the lemon juice and crème fraîche, and then set aside.

  3. Assemble the tart: spread the onion over the base and arrange the smoked salmon pieces on top. Sprinkle over the capers, dill and lemon zest. Keep the tart in its tin, cover with cling film or foil and refrigerate until serving, drizzled with crème fraîche.

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7th Jun, 2009
Lovley - made this for New Years Eve party to cater for vegetarians but everyone loved it and asked for recipe - will use again for sure!
9th Feb, 2009
This is great, a little unusual in texture for a tart, but really popular when I served it a party recently.
2nd Mar, 2008
I made this as a starter for a scottish evening recently - certainly the star of the show.
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