Sunday, December 02, 2007

Smoked Salmon and Caviar

Make for a Pretty Party Palette

picture photograph image ALT 2007 copyright of sam breach http://becksposhnosh.blogspot.com/
Delia Smith's is perhaps not the most straight forward Blini recipe in the world, but it is one that turns out satisfyingly puffy little pillows of joy on which to bed smoked salmon and other fellows like Bellwether's creme fraiche dotted with Chue's Farm dill and a soupcon of caviar.

Little Organic Farm potatoes, both white and dark purple can be steamed and then chilled before being sliced into little disks big enough for a small blob of the cream and a fanciful dash of beet and saffron or wasabi whitefish roe. What these eggs lack in flavour, they certainly make up for with their eye-catching colours.

Jewels on a plate. Too pretty to even eat, perhaps...?



Today: A Happy 'Special' Birthday to Katja!


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Smoked Salmon and Caviar

17 Comments:

  • At 3/12/07 02:13, Anonymous wheatlessbay.wordpress.com said…

    I've used waxy potato slices as a canape base like this too, but sliced raw, etched with the tines of a fork, dabbed with butter and then roasted on a cookie tray. They were a bit chip-like, so I laid the smoked salmon on top so they weren't made soggy by anything else, and of course they were best still warm.

     
  • At 3/12/07 10:54, Blogger Julia said…

    Ooh Sam, you tease. I so wish I could reach into the screen and grab one of those.

     
  • At 3/12/07 12:42, Blogger cookiecrumb said…

    Happy "special" Birthday to Katja. Looks like she got quite a treat.

     
  • At 3/12/07 14:37, Blogger ChrisB said…

    Happy 'special' Birthday Katja. These look good enough to eat!

     
  • At 3/12/07 15:30, Blogger Bea said…

    Is there any left of anything Sam? Looks pretty, and delicious.

     
  • At 3/12/07 18:11, Blogger cookiecrumb said…

    (Your mum and I are writing poetry together.)

     
  • At 3/12/07 20:39, Blogger Kevin Kossowan said…

    They DO look seriously fantastic...but you had me at 'salmon'...or was it 'smoked'...

     
  • At 3/12/07 22:09, Blogger Sam said…

    ha! i love the poetry. of the post, the comments of life. i think i need some sleep

     
  • At 4/12/07 07:54, Blogger Dhanggit said…

    hmm they all look yummy..will fit all in my mouth :-)

     
  • At 4/12/07 08:25, Blogger Babeth said…

    Gorgeous picture!

     
  • At 4/12/07 12:16, Blogger ChrisB said…

    CC and sam wish I could say the rhyming was intentional; maybe I shouldn't admit this then I would look clever!

     
  • At 4/12/07 13:30, Blogger Flo Bretzel said…

    Very nice picture of these Jewels!

     
  • At 6/12/07 08:19, Blogger Hillary said…

    If you have these ingredients laying around, then yes I agree this would be a great party platter enhancer.

     
  • At 6/12/07 17:04, Blogger swirlingnotions said…

    Yuuuum. I've been wanting to cure some salmon as of late, so now I think I'll have to. Did you get your roe from Tsar Nicoulai? I interviewed them for an article last year and was really impressed with how committed they are to sustainable fishing. They have a roe that's similar to flying fish roe that their chef said you could "infuse" on your own with whatever flavors you wanted . . . I got all dreamy about it at the time--freshly grated horseradish? fennel pollen? curry?--and then life got ahold of me. But your post has me thinking again . . .

     
  • At 7/12/07 07:24, Blogger Katy said…

    gorgeous! yum.

     
  • At 7/12/07 08:37, Blogger Mallika said…

    They do look gorgeous. I just find making blinis so fiddly. Nigella lawson had a great recipe for little potato blinis on her new show last week.

     
  • At 10/12/07 23:11, Blogger La Cubana Gringa said…

    The dinner I just ate now seems largely unsatisfying in comparison to these...sigh.

     

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