Sunday, December 26, 2010

SMOKED SALMON WITH SPICY DILL SAUCE - AN EASY APPETIZER!!

Thanks everyone for voting me to the top 9 on FOODBUZZ.
As Christmas passes and the countdown for New Year is closing, I present to you a simple and quick appetizer - Smoked Salmon with spicy dill sauce. A tiny and quick post with lots of love and best wishes for every year ahead!! J

Ingredients:

Smoked salmon fillets - 2 deboned and rinsed for removing excess salt
Lime juice - from 1 whole lemon
Dill - 1 sprig for garnish
Peppercorns - few for garnish

For sauce:
Dill- 4 sprigs very finely chopped
Butter- 1 teaspoon
Green chillies - 3 chopped finely
Black pepper - ½ teaspoon
Cream - 4 table spoon
Cheddar cheese - 1 tablespoon freshly grated
Parmesan cheese - 1 teaspoon
Garlic - 2 cloves crushed
Salt for seasoning

Method:

1.       Cut salmon into 1 inch cubes and soak in lime juice for 15mins. If you want to infuse a lot of lime flavour, keep for more time.
2.       Meanwhile, prepare sauce. Heat a pan and melt butter
3.       Add garlic and sauté till aroma lingers.
4.       Add green chillies, dill and cream. Mix well.
5.       Add both cheese and let them melt in.
6.       If sauce is too thick, add a little hot boiling water to perfect the consistency. If you plan to top with sauce and serve, I recommend a little thick sauce otherwise, it will be too gooey.
7.       Now plate the salmon and serve topped with a spoon of sauce, some dill and a pepper corn.

Tips n Tricks:
·         Well, some of us can’t adjust to the taste of smoked salmon. If you have a blow torch, use that to sear the salmon marinated in lime juice and pepper. Otherwise, just marinate in lime juice and pepper, then pan. And serve with sauce.

28 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous appetizer! Love these flavors!

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  2. I could almost taste it! The pics are so beautiful- what a nice, neat, eye-appealing presentation, and the taste combinations are just wonderful! Thank you for sharing ^_^

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  3. Wow this sounds so delicious and easy! I love smoked salmon!

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  4. I absolutely love this! You did fabulous job! Amazing, amazing photo!

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  5. Very nice appetizer! I'd love to taste it now

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  6. These are gorgeous and perfect apps for NYE!

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  7. smoked salmon...mmmmmm! this sounds incredible!

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  8. My son loves how your Smoked salmon looks!! Delicious :)

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  9. Another gorgeous photograph to show off your recipe. We love smoked salmon but it's not something we can get in Turkey. Maybe we should build a smoker in our garden! :)

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  10. These sound like a perfect appetizer for a New Year's eve party! They look absolutely beautiful!

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  11. Gorgeous! Looks fresh and delicious and the photo is incredible! Congrats on being in Foodbuzz Top 9 my friend!

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  12. They look so pretty! What a great looking (and surely tasty) appetizer!

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  13. Wow, that's absolutely beautiful. I'm not a big salmon fan, but I'd definitely give that a try.

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  14. We love smoked salmon & can't wait to make this. What a beautiful presentation!!! Congrats on the top nine :-)

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  15. I am a big salmon fan and I agree with The Mom Chef, absolutely beautiful. Sometimes it seems a shame to gild the lily, but this looks like a noble use of smoked salmon. Congrats on the Top 9.
    ~Loren

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  16. Salmon is one of my favs. Your dish looks amazing!!! :)

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  17. Such a beautiful appetizer-You deserved to be on the Top 9 on Foodbuzz!
    Congratulations!

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    1. One of the ingredients you said was cream. I new to cooking and I need to know what type of crea. Is it heavy cream or sour cream or cream cheese.

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  18. love the name of your blog!! Love the photo of this recipe!1 Congrats on making Food Buzz Top 9!!!

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  19. Thank you everyone for all those generous comments!!

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  20. Great photo! Beautiful colors is so appetizing. I will make this tonight.

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  21. Oh my goodness this sounds divine - I will definitely make these. All my favorites amped up. Love it!

    Happy New Year!
    Veronica

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  22. What a great little app! Digging it!

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  23. We had this for our New Year's Eve seafood fest. Once I finish the post, it'll be on my blog so hopefully you'll get a few visitors. We loved the sauce and used the rest for breakfast the next morning - another post :-)

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  24. Thanx Kate...that is sooo sweet of you!

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous appetizers...I love salmon and this recipe is a must try :)

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