Smoked salmon with orange dressing and avocado pâté

Smoked salmon with orange dressing and avocado pâté
  • Serves icon Serves 8
  • Time icon Takes 15 minutes to make, plus at least 1 hour chilling

This smoked salmon recipe with orange dressing and avocado pâté makes an elegant dinner party starter.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
299kcals
Fat
27.3g (6.2g saturated)
Protein
11.5g
Carbohydrates
1.9g (1.1g)
Salt
0.1g
Calories
299kcals
Fat
27.3g (6.2g saturated)
Protein
11.5g
Carbohydrates
1.9g (1.1g)
Salt
0.1g

Ingredients

  • 3 medium-size ripe avocados
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 spring onions, very finely chopped
  • 50g cream cheese
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 400g good-quality smoked salmon
  • Watercress and fresh chives, to garnish

For the dressing

  • 2 spring onions, very finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice (about 1/2 orange)
  • 6 tbsp good extra-virgin olive oil

Method

  1. Cut each avocado in half and remove the stone. Cut again into quarters, then peel the skin from each quarter. Put the avocado into a food processor with the lime juice, spring onions, cream cheese and cayenne pepper. Season to taste, then whizz until smooth. Spoon into a small bowl and cover the surface of the pâté with cling film. Chill for 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, make the dressing. Put the spring onions into a bowl with the orange juice, olive oil and plenty of seasoning, and whisk well.
  3. When you are ready to serve, divide the smoked salmon between the plates, then add a spoonful of the avocado pâté. Spoon the orange dressing around the edge of each plate and garnish with the watercress and chives. Serve with hot slices of toasted white or brown bread.

delicious. tips

  1. A bottle of chilled Chablis from the northern part of Burgundy is a classic, classy match.

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