Saumon fumé et tartine au chèvre

IMG_20151119_220938_editAs we get closer to Christmas I like to make salmon recipes during the festive season. A well prepared smoked salmon has a firm texture, deep pink colour and a delicious taste. I recently acquired some salmon from Norway which pairs very well with the salty flavour of the French capers that I stock. We combined these ingredients with some of my delectably tangy buche de chevre and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice over the top all piled up on some toasted baguette. This is not a difficult recipe to assemble as no cooking is needed apart from making the fried toast. This recipe has a great combination of flavours and can be served as a tasty snack with drinks or as a starter for a more extended meal. I recommend pairing this with the Brut Rosé Champagne from Lanson.

Ingredients for 4 guests:

  • 200g smoked salmon
  • 200g buche de chevre from the French Market shop
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoon capers drained from the French Market shop
  • 1 frond of dill
  • Black peppercorn
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • 1 baguette

Directions:               

  1. Slice the baguettes thinly, you need 4 to 6 slices each depending on the width of the baguette
  2. Slice the lemon into wedges, keep 4 wedges aside
  3. Finely grate some zest from the rest of the lemon, place aside
  4. Chop the dill frond finely
  5. Melt the olive oil in a frying pan and fry the rounds of baguette until lightly crisp on both sides. Allow to cool
  6. Crumble the goat’s cheese and spread a thick layer on top of the fried bread.
  7. Slice the salmon into small slices
  8. Place the salmon strips over the goats cheese
  9. Squeeze lemon juice over the smoked salmon
  10. Grate plenty of black pepper over the salmon
  11. Sprinkle capers, lemon zest and dill over the salmon
  12. Drizzle with a few drops of olive oil over everything

Serve straight away while chilled with a wedge of lemon.

Pair with a glass of Brut Rosé Champagne from Lanson from the French Market in Cape Town

             Bon Appétit!

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