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Salad of Smoked Salmon Recipe
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Salad of Smoked Salmon
with Creamed Mixed Pickle and Cucumber Dressing

4 slices of smoked salmon
Creamed Pickle:
4 ounces smoked salmon trimmings
1/4 cup gherkin pickles and pickled vegetables, chopped
7 ounces double cream

1 cucumber
1/2 cup olive oil

Selection of seasonal salad leaves
1 lemon
1/4 cup capers or caperberries, see note

Cook�s Note: Caperberries are imported from Spain and are about the size of a cocktail olive.

For the creamed pickle: Puree the smoked salmon trimmings. Pass through a fine sieve. Chop the mixed pickle finely and mix with the salmon. Whip cream and fold into the puree. Correct seasoning.

For the dressing: Blend cucumber in a processor or blender and pass through a fine sieve. Add olive oil and season.

Presentation: Layer the creamed pickle and smoked salmon slices. Garnish with seasonal leaves. Moisten with cucumber dressing, and serve with a garnish of capers and lemon wedges.

Note: Irish Smoked Salmon can be purchased from: Dean & DeLuca (800) 221-7714; Irish Food Distributors (800) 366-3773.

Source: David McCann, executive chef, Dromoland Castle, Ireland

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