Want to test out your culinary skills in the kitchen? This dish could be the perfect chance for getting your teeth into – literally! Created by Liam McKenna of Kate’s of Inverurie, not only does the salmon taste good, but it’s easy on the eye too. Go on, give it a go!
Ingredients (serves four as a starter)
For the fish:
- 300g Scottish salmon (skinned & pin-boned from fishmonger)
- 100ml Teasmith Gin50g sea salt20g sugar1/2 cucumber
For the avocado:
- 3 avocados
- 1 lemon
For the toast:
- 100g seeded bread
- 10ml oil
For the garnish:
- 4 red radishes, thinly sliced
- Red amaranth
- Salt for seasoning
How to make the salmon:
- Prepare the fish by cutting in half lengthways.
- Mix the gin, salt and sugar well in a glass or plastic container.
- Add the fish pieces and cover in the gin mix.
- Cover and place in the refrigerator for 30-40 minutes turning halfway through.
- Remove salmon from gin mix and rinse under cold water, pat dry between paper towels.
- Dice the fish and cucumber into cubes (approximately 5mm) and mix together.
- Peel the avocados and blend with the juice of a lemon.
- Slice the seeded bread thinly and cover in oil, toast in the oven at 160C for 5-10 minutes until golden.
- Finally, place a pile of the salmon mix on the middle of the plate.
- Spoon on the avocado and arrange the toast, radish, caviar and red amaranth on top.
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