Smoked salmon tartines
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 4
Grow primroses from January to April and use the flowers to make a delicious topping for these sourdough tartines. They make a lovely light lunch, starter or canapé
- STEP 1
Toast the bread, then spread with the crème fraîche. Flake the smoked salmon over the top and garnish with the capers, gherkin and a squeeze of lemon juice. Season, then scatter over the chopped chives and primrose flowers (see tip, below).
Primroses (primula vulgaris) are tough plants that will survive drought, although they prefer moist conditions. If you’re planning on eating the flowers, source and grow organic ones to avoid consuming any of the chemicals commonly used by ornamental flower growers.