Smoked salmon starters make easy but impressive starters that are light enough to start a meal, but full of interesting flavours and textures. You’d be surprised the variety of ways you can prepare smoked salmon – it doesn’t always need to be served as it is, it can be cooked or baked too for a less traditional option.
Our pick of salmon starter recipes make luxe options, from homemade beetroot and gin cured salmon that everyone can share to giant blinis with smoked salmon and caviar, which are quick and easy to make but never fail to impress guests. Or, if you happen to have more time to prepare, go for a smoked salmon tart or mini smoked salmon and chive frittatas, which both work with a fresh green salad.
Our beetroot and gin cured salmon
(pictured) takes some preparing ahead but it’s well worth it given the beautiful vibrant purple colour it takes on, and its sweet salty flavour. It goes ideally with some freshly baked spelt soda bread
if you’ve got the time, and pickled cucumber. This is a slightly more elaborate starter but it’s perfect for a special occasion, as it not only serves a large group, but guests will really appreciate the effort you’ve put in. If, however, you don’t think you’ll have time to make this recipe, then we have plenty of others that are quick and easy to prepare.
Many of these recipes can be made ahead so you can relax and enjoy your dinner party without being stuck in the kitchen or rushing back and forth to check on whatever you may have cooking. Use the best quality smoked salmon you can get for the best results, as the beauty of these recipes is their simplicity.
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