St Andrew’s Day 2014: a non-moveable feast

Now, there’s nothing we love more than a feast, which is why St Andrew’s Day, taking place this Sunday (30th November), is a particularly important day for us.

Not only is it a day to celebrate Scotland, but as a feast day, it’s also a time what we can officially celebrate Scottish food. It really couldn’t be better, could it?

There will be Scottish dancing, dance festivals, the reciting and writing of poems to commemorate the day and, of course, any Scottish celebratory day wouldn’t be the same without perhaps one of the most iconic Scottish activities; bagpipe playing. And lots of it, too.

So, aside from celebrating Scottish culture, music and dance, it’s a time to eat. And, if you’re planning to buy smoked salmon, what better way of helping to get you in the spirit (regardless of whether your Scottish or not) is there than to give you a simple Scottish food banqueting idea to feast your eyes on.

St Andrew’s Roulade

Serves 25

  • 300g cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon chopped dill
  • A pinch of cracked black pepper
  • 4 flour tortillas (large)
  • 350g John Ross Jr’s Traditional Smoked Salmon
  • Handful of fresh dill and generous helping of rocket (to serve)
  • Capers (for decorative purposes)
  • Sparklers – optional

This is a really simple recipe that take’s 10 minutes to make, so you can spend less time preparing food and more time celebrating St Andrew’s Day.

Take the cream cheese, lemon juice, a handful of chopped dill and the black pepper and mix it in a suitable bowl. Lie out the four tortillas, spread the mixture over the entire surface of each tortilla before laying out the smoked salmon on top, making sure to cover the area as much as possible. Roll each tortilla up, as if you were making a Swiss Roll, and cut to your desired thickness. Serve on a large plate, with extra dill and the rocket leaves, for everyone to help themselves.

John Ross_030132To make it extra special we used star shape sparklers, which are available from most supermarkets.

Now go and join the party!