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Smoked Salmon with a bright chopped salad and an orange vinaigrette

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I was a friend last night and he used the term Smorgasbord to basically explain what Brooklyn represented to him. This little hipster term ( @miguellugtu – follow him) is what inspired my dish today. A Smorgasbord is usually defined as a popular spread of cold cuts, smoked items, pickles, salads, etc served around Scandinavia. It’s basically their version of a buffet.

When I went home to eat, I had a look at my fridge and the only protein I had were eggs and smoked salmon. Now, there come moments when cutting grains and such, when your mind really begs for some sort of starch and smoked salmon is one of those moments.

Slightly pink and orange. The colours of the setting sun. A light dollop of sour cream. Chopped green chives. A cold chill brushes by. A twist of golden lemon and the bite of black pepper. Spread ever so slightly on thick grain bread and grounded with smoked fish. A taste of the north and a breath of the deep.
Now do you understand me when I talk about a moment? Dark bread and smoked salmon are the perfect partners in crime.
To make me forget about my craving I decided to top my smoked salmon with a salad that would add to my satiety and place bread at the back of my tortured mind.

Smoked Salmon with a bright chopped salad and orange vinaigrette

Song by Imagine Dragon – It’s Time

Pretty simple though.

Dressing: 2 tbsp yogurt, 1 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper.

Salad: 3 chopped shallots, 1 small finely chopped red pepper, 4 sliced baby tomatoes, 5 sliced large button mushrooms, 1 bunch of dill, a bunch of parsley, juice of half and orange, 8 capers. Season. Toss with the dressing each time you add an ingredient.

Place on top of smoked salmon and seve with lemon wedges.

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12 COMMENTS

    1. alicecuckoo January 23, 2013 at 1:14 pm

      You got beautiful hands sir!
      Kidding aside, where do you buy those humongous mushrooms?

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      1. Erwan February 25, 2013 at 2:59 am

        haha i got them from Rustans

      Reply
    1. joey @ 80 breakfasts January 23, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      This is a brilliant salad! Love smoked salmon…but now I’m craving for rye bread!

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      1. Erwan February 25, 2013 at 3:03 am

        thanks Joey!

      Reply
    1. gaita January 24, 2013 at 7:14 am

      what’s the brand of your knife? where to buy?

      p.s. fabien hervieux says hello. :)

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      1. Erwan February 25, 2013 at 3:04 am

        its from Japan. Tell him hello!

      Reply
    1. Danielle January 25, 2013 at 12:42 am

      Hey, that’s my song! Love Imagine Dragons. :)

      The salad’s really bright and looks refreshing. Yum! Gonna try this later! Thanks!

    Reply
    1. michelle February 3, 2013 at 3:51 am

      Love smoked salmon! ill try these tonight

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    1. Trish February 10, 2013 at 2:48 pm

      Hello! I was checking out your videos but its not showing. Even in your side bar of latest videos it says no videos to show or error posting the video. Do check it out coz I really want to watch your cooking videos. :)

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    1. Clarice April 15, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      Hello

      did you use greek yogurt for this? Also, can you upload post-work out meals? :D

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    1. sasha September 14, 2013 at 3:03 am

      thank you for this recipe! Here in Japan,salmon is everywhere.
      I just didn`t know how to cook with them!
      Will definitely be on my list.

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      1. Erwan September 25, 2013 at 5:53 am

        thanks!

      Reply
 

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