Something different for a starter during the festive season. Smoked Salmon Cocktail Recipe, a great twist on the all-time British favourite Prawn Cocktail. We have spruced up the Classic 70’s style seafood starter with a more sophisticated smoked Salmon and Egg combination.
Kept the Christmas tradition going, my nan always served up a prawn cocktail every year.
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!
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.
Extremely tasty and so easy to makeup, no cooking (except the eggs) involved just layer it all up.
How do you boil the perfect egg?
I follow Delia’s recipe https://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/collections/delia-online-cookery-school/hard-boiled-eggs
Start building up your Smoked Salmon Cocktail Recipe with sliced cucumber, lettuce, sweetcorn, tomatoes, then more lettuce, olives, egg, more cucumber, Smoked Salmon, more egg, a generous drizzle of balsamic vinegar and finally a sprig of Dill.
We used romaine lettuce leaves, other good lettuce leaves to use are;
- Baby Spinach
- Red leaf
- Baby Gem
Serve your Smoked Salmon Starter up with some fresh bread and butter for a perfect starter or a lunch!
Made this for a festive dish as its a firm favourite with our family, however, it is tasty all year round! Why not try serving it up in smaller portions on Vol a vent cases or presented on a Large Platter to share.
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
Optional Marie Rose Sauce
- 2 tbsp Ketchup
- 5 tbsp Mayonaise
- 2 tsp squeeze of Lemon
- pinch Paprika
- 2 sprigs Dill garnish
- 4 slices wholemeal bread buttered to serve
- Balsamic Vinegar Glaze 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 with Bread & Butter
Hope you liked this recipe we will be bringing more healthy options out in January! Keep an eye on our recipes.