Smoked salmon with prawns, horseradish cream & lime vinaigrette

Smoked salmon with prawns, horseradish cream & lime vinaigrette

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(132 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins


Serves 2

This stunning starter can be assembled ahead, then topped with dressed leaves just before serving

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal266
  • fat17g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre0g
  • protein25g
  • salt3.34g
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  • 1 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 1 tsp horseradish sauce
    Horseradish root on a wooden chopping board


    hors rad-ish

    Horseradish root is larger than an ordinary radish, and has a hot, peppery flavour.


  • 4 slices smoked salmon
  • 10 large cooked prawns, peeled but tails left on



    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

For the salad

  • juice 1 lime, finely grated zest of ½



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tsp clear honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • ½ tsp finely grated fresh root ginger



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

  • 2 tbsp light 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…

  • 2 handfuls small leaf salad


  1. Mix the crème fraîche with the horseradish and a little salt and pepper. For the dressing, whisk the lime juice and zest with the honey, ginger and seasoning, then whisk in the oil. Lay the smoked salmon and prawns on 2 plates, then top with a dollop of the horseradish cream. Toss the salad in most of the dressing and pile on top. Drizzle the remaining dressing around the plate and serve.

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24th May, 2020
Highly recommend this starter! Combination of the ginger lime dressing and horseradish crème fraîche was amazing and the dish itself looks amazing! Was a real hit!
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Nathan Snell
23rd Jun, 2019
This is a simple, quick and delicious starter. I’m not a chef by any stretch of the imagination but even I managed to wow the guests with this one. It complemented the curry fish parcels my wife made for the main course perfectly.
Madre66's picture
23rd May, 2019
Delicious and light. This salad makes a great starter.
26th Jan, 2019
This is my go to easy starter-I've made it tons of times. It is ridiculously straight forward to put together and people are always really impressed by it. It's lovely and light too so perfect starter without ruining appetites. Highly recommended - your guests will love it.
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Pauline Allan
27th Apr, 2018
This is simply the most divine entree. Served it to 12 guests and it went down a treat. So easy, yet so impressive. Will definitely make again.
2nd Apr, 2018
Made this for a simple Easter Monday lunch. Easy to make and the dressing made it. Will make again
10th Dec, 2017
Very refreshing and tasty. Bought the largest prawns I could get which gave them a better texture and taste. Salad Dressing was nice and sharp, I don't usually add dressings to salad but this really lifted it so think I will make more of an effort in future. Lovely.
2nd Mar, 2017
I've made this a few times for dinner parties & it's always very well received. Look impressive & tastes divine!
9th Feb, 2017
Just made a variation of this. I had no creme fraiche or horseradish sause so instead I used strained yogurt and smoked chipotle sause. I also used salmon fillet flakes instead of smoked and lemon instead of lime. It turned out amazingly! I will have to try the actual recipe when I have the ingredients.
17th Dec, 2016
Did this as an early Christmas dinner starter and it was a big hit. They flavours compliment each other perfectly.

29th Nov, 2018
If I don’t want to make the fresh horseradish sauce would a creamy store bought work???
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3rd Dec, 2018
Thanks for your question. The crème fraîche tones down the shop-bought horseradish - using it neat may be a bit overpowering.
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