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A summer of sport and fine dining

With the polo season well under way and Royal Ascot just around the corner, it’s set to be another superb summer of sport. Add Wimbledon, The Henley Regatta and Cowes Week into the mix and your diary is booked well into August.

But long days outdoors doesn’t mean settling for low quality food. Many sporting venues offer an array of fine dining opportunities, or you can prepare a gourmet picnic.

Naturally we recommend Scottish smoked salmon as the perfect addition to any picnic, and when it comes to smoked salmon sandwiches there are plenty of combinations of ingredients you can include.

Open sandwiches with smoked salmon

Try smoked salmon with soft cheese and a scattering of pepper. With dill or herb butter, as part of a wholesome salad or on its own with freshly sliced cucumber.

If you’ve got a little more preparation time, add creamy avocado to the smoked salmon and cucumber. Or try smoked salmon with goats cheese. Mix the goats cheese with a little plain yogurt for a smoother texture and add a little squeeze of lemon juice before spreading on a slice of bread.

If you find bread a little heavy, try an open sandwich instead. Try rye bread or a pumpernickel, thinly sliced. Add a slice of boiled egg on top of your smoked salmon, or a layer of dill mayonnaise underneath.

The beauty of sandwiches is that they are versatile so you can mix and match the contents to suit all tastes, perfect for family picnics and summer sporting events.

And why not add that bottle of champagne for when you’re celebrating the winner.