Salads: Smoked Salmon Salad with Soy and Ginger Dressing


Smoked salmon with brown bread should be a treat, but when you’ve had too many garden parties with canapés of sun-warmed smoked salmon on curling bread, it’s time to give it a makeover. This recipe makes a dinner party starter or light lunch main course. The quality of the end result obviously depends on the quality of the fish, but it’s worth knowing that this is also a useful way of dealing with any rather fatty or oily smoked salmon.

Serves 6 as a starter

20g fresh ginger (peeled weight)

2 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp pumpkin seed oil or sesame seed oil

1 tbsp cold water

2 tbsp sunflower oil or mild olive oil

Mixed salad leaves, including rocket, or all rocket

500g smoked salmon, sliced

Freshly ground black pepper

1 lemon, cut into 6 wedges

Grate the ginger into a basin and whisk in the other ingredients. Start with 1½ tbsp of soy, then taste to see if you want to use the rest.

Dress the salad leaves lightly with some of the dressing: start with about 2tbsp. Divide the salad between 6 large plates and drape the salmon over the top.

Spoon some dressing all over each piece of salmon (you may not need it all - it’s quite strong). Grind some black pepper over the top and put a wedge of lemon on each plate. Serve with bread.

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