SALTED SALMON AND POTATO SALAD

A terrific salad! One of my favorites. Such a perfect and simple combination of warm potatoes and lightly salted salmon.

I usually have a 150-200 gram piece of salmon left over after making Saturday sushi. I salt salmon with coarse sea salt on both sides (without any sugar) and make this salad on Monday for dinner. If you’re worried about salted fish, you can use smoked salmon as well.

When there is a season of asparagus, I add it to the salad instead of edamame beans, cucumbers, and avocados. It turns out great! Simply boil the green asparagus for 1-2 minutes, quickly fry in butter and cut into 2-3 pieces.

You can replace the pine nuts with cashews or not sprinkle the nuts at all. Pickled onions and capers are not necessary ingredients, but they add the necessary sourness to the fish. If you don’t want to add onions or don’t have capers, drizzle the avocado well with lemon juice. If you only want to add one type of salad, opt for arugula. 

And you can also make this salad with small boiled young potatoes or even yams.

SALTED SALMON SALAD WITH BAKED POTATOES, SPINACH, ARUGULA, AVOCADO AND SOFT EGG

Recipe

Salmon potato salad
PREP TIME COOK TIME MAKES
7 minutes 40 minutes 2 servings

INGREDIENTS (serves 2)

  • 200 grams of salted salmon (lox or gravlax)
  • 5 medium potatoes
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 shallot
  • 7-8 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 handfuls of young spinach
  • 2 handfuls of arugula
  • 2 tbsp edamame beans
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar (you can use white or balsamic)

FOR DRESSING

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 70-80 g vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp grainy mustard
  • ½ tsp wine vinegar (you can use any vinegar or lemon juice)
  • 2 tsp cream 20-35% fat

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees. Use the convection mode or the grill.

2. Peel the potatoes and cut them into wedges.

You can wash the potatoes well with a brush and leave them unpeeled.

3. Pour boiling water over the potatoes and boil for 10 minutes in salted water. Drain the water. Dry the potatoes and place them on a baking tray. Drizzle with vegetable oil, salt and bake for about 20-25 minutes until golden.

4. Pour the water over spinach and arugula. Slice the onions and pour the vinegar over them. Leave to rest for at least 15 minutes. Drain the vinegar and rinse with running water.

PREPARE THE DRESSING

5. Whisk the egg yolk with the mustard.

6. Start adding the oil in small portions, literally ½ tsp. When the sauce begins to thicken, thinly pour in all the oil, then the vinegar or lemon juice while continuing to whisk. The sauce should be very thick. If not, add a little more oil. Add the cream and salt. Whisk to mix.

EGGS

Place the egg on a towel and pierce it with the sharp tip of a knife until it clicks. This will keep the egg from cracking in the hot water.

7. Put the egg in boiling water and boil for 7 minutes. Cool slightly in cold water and peel. Pour hot water over the edamame beans.

SERVING

8. Coarsely chop the avocado. Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and chop. Cut cherry tomatoes into 2-4 pieces.

9. Drain the spinach and edamame. Mix tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado, edamame, arugula, and spinach. Lightly salt and dress the sauce. Mix.

10. Slice the salmon. Place the potato wedges on a wide plate.

11. Place the salmon on top. Place the dressed salad and the egg cut into two parts. Top with pickled onions, sprinkle with capers and pine nuts. Pepper.


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I'm Alena Bogdanova. I love to cook, photograph and eat. And then I write about it. In this space I'm sharing gourmet, approachable and exciting recipes for every day.

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