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Recipe of the Week: Hot-smoked salmon and watercress salad with apple, green beans and creme fraiche

Hot smoked salmon and watercress salad with apples, green beans and creme fraiche
May 19, 2017
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Serves 2

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes


For the salad

• 1 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced

• 1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar

• Sea salt and black pepper

• 200g/7oz baby new potatoes

• 100g/4oz green beans, trimmed

• 1 Braeburn apple, cored and sliced

• 100g/4oz watercress, roughly chopped

• 2 hot-smoked salmon fillets, skin removed

• ½ unwaxed lemon, cut into wedges

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For the dressing

• 4 tbsp crème fraiche

• 1 tsp cream of horseradish

• Juice of ½ a lemon

Hot smoked salmon and watercress salad with apples, green beans and creme fraiche


1. In a large bowl, toss the red onion with the white wine vinegar and a pinch of salt. Set aside.

2. Place the new potatoes in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Add a pinch of salt, bring to the boil and cook until tender (about 20 minutes). Drain and leave to dry for a few minutes. Tip into the bowl with the red onion, season and mix together.

3. In a separate bowl, mix together the crème fraiche, horseradish and lemon juice, adding salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Mix together with the potatoes and onion.

4. Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil. Cook the green beans for one minute then drain and cool down with cold water.

5. Divide the potato mixture between 2 serving plates. Scatter over the apple slices, green beans and watercress and flake the salmon on top. Serve with a lemon wedge on the side and an extra dollop of dressing on the top.

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