When it comes to smoked salmon the quality is key as quite often it?s served fairly simply and you?ll really get the flavour coming through in whatever starter you choose. Wild salmon will be a stronger, more meaty flavour while good quality farmed salmon will have a slightly more subtle taste to it. For a classic smoked salmon starter if you?re tight on time you could just slice up wheaten bread, top with butter and a little pile of salmon. Squeeze over plenty of fresh lemon juice and a good grind of black pepper and you?ll have a tasty beginning to your meal with hardly any work.
Gin, pink Peppercorn and dill cured salmon (pictured) is a really fab way of making the most of some really trendy flavours right now. This is a really sophisticated dinner party starter and really brings out the flavour of the smoked salmon. Make this for friends and family and they'll be really blown away.
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