Something different for a starter, this Smoked Salmon Cocktail Recipe is a great twist on the all-time British favourite Prawn Cocktail.
We show you how to make this delicious cold starter consisting of smoked salmon, eggs & salad. Can be served as it is for a healthy feast or add some Marie Rose sauce for some extra special flavour.
Also great as a lunch served up with some bread on the side. Alternatively, serve in vol au vont cases as an appetizer or on a large platter plate at a party?
We have spruced up the Classic 70’s style seafood starter with a more sophisticated smoked Salmon and Egg combination.
A great starter to serve up to your guests at a dinner party. It’s simple and easy to make ahead of time ready to serve straight away!
How to prepare a Smoked Salmon Cocktail?
Build up your Smoked Salmon Cocktail with layers of sliced cucumber, lettuce, sweetcorn, tomatoes.
Then more lettuce and cucumbers, olives, egg, and Smoked Salmon, add a generous drizzle of balsamic vinegar and finally a sprig of Dill.
We tried to keep it healthy so didn’t add any dressing, besides a drizzle of balsamic vinegar glaze on top.
However, if you are not worried about the waistline, I would suggest making it even tastier by adding in Marie Rose sauce between layers!
How to make a Marie Rose Sauce?
To make a simple Marie Rose Sauce just mix 2 tablespoons of Ketchup with 5 tablespoons of Mayonnaise, add a squeeze of lemon and lastly a pinch of Paprika.
Add a thin layer of marie rose sauce at the bottom, middle and the top of your smoked salmon cocktail.
How do you hard boil the perfect egg?
I have always followed Delia Smith’s recipe for perfect results when cooking hard boiled eggs.
Put eggs in a saucepan and cover them with cold water.
Bring to the boil before turning down to a simmer. Cook for 7 minutes.
Drain away the hot water and fill saucepan back up with cold water. Leave to cool for a few minutes.
Once they are cool enough to handle, crack the shell all over against the worktop, this makes it easier to peel away the shell.
Alternatives to Romaine lettuce leaves?
We used romaine lettuce leaves, other good lettuce leaves to use are;
- Baby Spinach
- Red leaf
- Baby Gem
What and when to serve with Smoked Salmon cocktail?
Perfect as it is however, you can serve your Smoked Salmon & Egg starter up with some fresh bread and butter too.
Doesn’t have to be served up as a starter it makes a great lunch too!
This Smooked Salmon Cocktail can also be served in smaller portions as an appetizer, great in Vol a Vent cases or presented on a Large Platter to share.
Made this for a festive dish as its a firm favourite with our family, following the tradition when my Nan always served Prawn cocktail.
Extremely tasty and so easy to makeup, no cooking (except the eggs) involved just layer up your own Smoked Salmon Cocktail today.
Smoked Salmon Cocktail Recipe
- 1/2 Cucumber sliced
- 1 Romaine Lettuce shredded
- 1/2 tin sweetcorn
- 10 plum tomatoes halved
- 4 Boiled eggs sliced
- 10 olives sliced, we used green
- 120 g (4 oz) Smoked Salmon
- Drizzle Balsamic Vinegar Glaze to serve
- 2 sprigs Dill garnish
Optional Marie Rose Sauce – or you can buy shop brought
- 2 tbsp Ketchup
- 5 tbsp Mayonaise
- 2 tsp squeeze of Lemon
- pinch Paprika
- 4 slices wholemeal bread buttered to serve
- Build up the Smoked Salmon Cocktail starting with sliced cucumber, lettuce, sweetcorn, tomatoes, more lettuce, olives, egg, more cucumber, Smoked Salmon, more egg, a generous drizzle of balsamic vinegar and finally a sprig of Dill.
- If using Marie Rose Sauce add layer at bottom, after 2nd layer of lettuce and a dollop on top at the end.
Serve as it is or with Bread & Butter
Hope you liked this Smoked Salmon Cocktail recipe.
Check out our Italian Rice Salad for another healthy dish.