Around the world in 80 dishes No. 47: Hot smoked trout salad
Ingredients to serve 4
1 tablespoon horseradish sauce
4 tablespoons apple vinegar with lingonberries
7 tablespoons rapeseed or sunflower oil
1 head lettuce or around150-200g mixed salad leaves, washed and roughly shredded
4 sprigs mint, finely shredded
2 shallots, finely chopped
Half a cucumber, thinly sliced or shredded
8 radishes, thinly sliced
One of my favourite summer dishes, this hot smoked trout salad is fresh, light and full of flavour. Use whatever salad leaves take your fancy – little gem, cos, lollo rosso, baby spinach, watercress, dandelion and beetroot leaves all work well, or use whatever else you have handy! If you can't find hot smoked trout then simply substitute hot smoked salmon or mackerel, or cold cooked salmon instead.
Try this recipe with raspberry or cider vinegar if you can't find apple vinegar with lingonberries.
Start by shredding the trout into bite-size pieces on a small plate. Next make the vinaigrette: use a fork to whisk together the horseradish and the vinegar in a small bowl, then slowly pour in the oil, whisking all the while to emulsify the dressing.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Put the lettuce, mint and shallots with the vinaigrette in a large bowl and toss well to ensure that all the leaves are dressed. Divide the salad between four plates, scatter the cucumber and radish slices over the leaves, and top each plate with a quarter of the hot smoked trout pieces.
Enjoy as a light meal on its own or accompanied by sourdough crispbread or thinly sliced and toasted dark rye bread, oatmeal bread or spelt and fennel seed bread.
Taken from 'Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking... Scandilicious' by Signe Johansen (Saltyard Books, £20).
Life & Style blogs
Plus live in a folly tower and Towcester growth
Plus how much you need to earn to rent in London, and new homes figures
Plus where The Apprentices live, house price growth outside London, and househunter numbers
- 1 Stoke City investigate 'religious abuse' after 'pig's head is found in Kenwyne Jones' locker'
- 2 Gove’s lesson: spare the comma, spoil the child
- 3 You thought Ryanair's attendants had it bad? Wait 'til you hear about their pilots
- 4 Join Ryanair! See the world! But we'll only pay you for nine months a year
- 5 It’s official: thanks to Stephen Hawking's Israel boycott, anti-Semitism is no more
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Find out what The Independent's resident travel expert has to say about one of the most beautiful small cities in the world
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.
iJobs Food & Drink
£26400 - £36000 per annum: Randstad Education Maidstone: An Independant school...
£22k-£25k + comm + benefits: Blue Travel Solutions: LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN TH...
£26k-£29k + excellent comm: Blue Travel Solutions: We have a high-end luxury t...
£23000 - £27000 per annum + (£15K + Uncapped Commission & Benefits): Flight Ce...