Scottish Fish Food Drink and Picnic Ideas
Smoked Salmon Tart Recipe
This is a recipe for smoked salmon tart. If possible you should try to use wild salmon as it will enhance the flavour. Salmon is a fish that people either love or hate. Don't confuse the taste of fresh salmon with the tinned/canned variety. They are totally different. This dish is quite rich and flavoursome and may not suit everyones tastes. It can be used as a picnic or as a main meal depending on what you serve it with.
Smoked Salmon Tart
Ingredients for tart:
pinch of salt
2oz scottish oak smoked cheddar cheese (unsmoked will do)-strength according to taste
fresh cold water (to mix)
Ingredients for Tart Filling
5fl oz double cream
salt and pepper
8oz smoked salmon
1 tablespoon finely chopped chives
Pre heat oven to 350F and grease an 8inch flan dish. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl, then rub in the lard and butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Add the cheese and just enough water to mix to a dough. As you woudl with most tart mixtures, cover this with clingfilm and chill for approx 30 minutes in a refrigerator. After this time, roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Use this to line the flan dish and bake until a light crisp brown colour.
Break the eggs into a bowl, adding the cream and seasoning and whisk together. Spread the salmon (which you can flake or chop into pieces) over the cooled base of the tart, sprinkle with the chives and pour in the egg mixture. Bake this for approx 20-25 minutes until the mixture is set and golden brown in colour.
This dish should serve 4-6 people
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