Smoked salmon with eggs
- 12 quails' eggs (most good supermarkets stock these)
- 2tsp hot horseradish / 4 tsp horseradish sauce
- 200ml carton crème fraîche
- 8 thin slices rye bread
- 8-12 slices smoked salmon
- 150g bag wild rocket
- 4tsp olive oil, for drizzling
- 2 lemons, each cut into 6 wedges
- Freshly ground black pepper
The eggs can be boiled and peeled the day before and kept in a bowl or polybag in the fridge. Quails' eggs are great for snacking on, so buy two packs and keep the extras, peeled, in the fridge ready for peckish moments. They stay fresh for up to two days.
- Add the quails' eggs to a pan of boiling water. Bring back to the boil and simmer for 2½ minutes. Drain and cool under running water. Peel, rinse and drain.
- Just before serving, mix the horseradish into the crème fraîche in the carton, then put a heaped teaspoonful on each serving plate, on one side, and smear it down with the spoon, if you like. Start toasting the bread.
- Halve the quails' eggs. Arrange the salmon and eggs on the plate, then add a few rocket leaves on top. 4 Drizzle each plate with a little olive oil and squeeze lemon juice over, saving 8 lemon wedges for garnish. Grind black pepper over. Serve with the toast.
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 256(kcal)
- Fat 18.0g
- Sugars 18.0g
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.