The future’s orange… with smoked salmon

Yes, we know. It’s not necessarily two ingredients that you’d typically put together. Well, we did. And it works.

Not only that but it’s yet another recipe (to add to our growing catalogue) that’s so easy to make yet likely to get tongues wagging around the dinner table as a result of its unusual pairing.

Finally, both smoked salmon and oranges provide those really Chirstmassy flavours. So, if you’re planning to buy smoked salmon then add Clementines to your shopping trolley and you’ll have an ideal Christmas (or New Year’s Eve) party starter.

Serves: 4

  • 600g John Ross Jr Traditional Smoked Salmon (you can either buy a 454g and a 200g pack or go for the whole smoked salmon side so you have extra)
  • Two large handfuls of watercress or rocket, depending on preference
  • Three boxes of cress (just the snipped ends will do)
  • 8 clementines (two of which juiced to serve), thinly sliced
  • Pinch of salt
  • Generous pinch of cracked black pepper
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Enough wholemeal bread (freshly baked, if possible) for four people

Carefully lay the smoked salmon slices on a large serving plate in a style that suits you.
In a bowl, mix the watercress or rocket in a bowl with the sliced clementines and pour the juice over the top. Season with the salt and pepper, mix in a dash of olive oil and then cover the bowl and toss the salad. Serve the salad over the top of the smoked salmon and then place the lemon wedges around the plate. Cut the bread into triangles for guests and serve with butter.

It’s so easy to prepare that it’s likely to take you longer to eat it then prepare it!

John Ross Jr. Christmas RecipeJohn Ross Jr’s smoked salmon with a clementine salad is a delicious combination.

(Image: © John Ross Junior)