Here’s a rule of thumb: the more intense the flavor of an ingredient, the more simple the recipe. Why overwhelm the pallet? Pickled salmon is a great example. It’s very sweet and acidic, so milder ingredients like cucumber and avocado will balance it out. This is a stupid easy recipe (like you-don’t-even-need-a-recipe-to-make-it easy). It’s light, refreshing and ideal for summer get togethers. Impress your guests with a plate so gorgeous, they’ll think you hired a chef to make it.
~*~ Pickled Salmon Salad with Avocado and Cucumber ~*~
SERVES: 1 ⎪ LEVEL: EASY
cucumber, striped and thinly sliced into rounds
extra-virgin olive oil
1. ARRANGE THE PLATE
Place slices of cucumber on a serving platter. Next, layer pieces of pickled salmon and onion on top, followed by rustic spoonfuls of avocado.
2. GARNISH & SERVE
Sprinkle with fresh parsley, a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, and season with salt & pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
~*~ OPEN-FACED SANDWICH VARIATION ~*~
Mash 1 avocado with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Spread on a slice of rye bread. Layer with slices of cucumber, then pickled salmon and onion. Garnish with parsley and freshly ground black pepper. Optionally, top with thinly sliced radishes.
How would you eat pickled salmon?