Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Smoked Salmon and Mushroom Salad

I came up with this recipe while on my evening walk. I had a packet of salmon close to its use by date, and was brainstorming a lean, healthy way to use it. I had all of the other ingredients.

This was so delicious I thought I'd better write it down and share it :) Keep in mind that sambal oelek is a crushed chilli paste so those of the faint palette may wish to reduce the quantity of it. Chilli is good for speeding up your metabolism.

Smoked Salmon and Mushroom Salad
4 or 5 leaves of red oak leaf lettuce (to cover a dinner plate), whole or sliced as you prefer
4 or 5 button mushrooms (about a handful), sliced
2 or 3 slices of smoked salmon
2 tsp capers, rinsed
1 tsp sambal oelek
1 clove of garlic, crushed
a splash of olive oil
a splash of lemon juice

Spread the lettuce over a dinner plate.
Chop or rip up the smoked salmon. Distribute it over the lettuce. Keep plate in fridge until ready to serve.
Warm the oil in a small frying pan, saute the garlic.
Add capers and crush them with a wooden spoon. Heat through.
Add sambal oelek and stir through.
Add mushrooms. Stir through then cover. Fry until soft.
Stir through a splash of lemon juice to moisten, then allow to evaporate a little.
Distribute over the salmon and lettuce.
Serve immediately.

Serves 1.


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