Probably not the first time I’ve mentioned this easy salmon starter but did it again last week. Just skin, deseed and chop 2 or 3 tomatoes, season, add a teaspoon of olive oil and set to one side. Empty whole milk yoghurts from their glass pots, rinse and keep the pots. Season the yoghurt with salt, pepper and some shredded basil. Chop some smoked salmon into bite size pieces and start laying. First a layer of tomatoes, then yoghurt and then salmon. Repeat, finishing with the salmon. Dress with a basil leaf. So easy, light and a refreshing way to start a meal – great served with a Sancerre.
If you liked this then you may like these…
Easy vegetarian and vegan recipes – spinach & chickpea pasties
I’ve been playing around with vegan recipes a bit over the past few weeks and this recipe (in a slightly different form), was given to me by English friends Nettie and David. I’ve fiddled around with it a bit and made a few changes including the addition of cumin. It makes a lovely lunch served with baby new potatoes and some slow roasted tomatoes.26 Aug, 2014
Easy summer starters – roasted aubergine with feta & mint
Nigel made this starter last night which was light and tasty and full of flavour. You will need (for 2 people):27 May, 2014
Roasted cod with peas, leeks, lardons & cream
Here’s a delightful recipe that is quick and easy to do. I posted a picture of it on Facebook this week and several of you asked for the recipe so here it is. Thanks to Nigel for providing the details as it was he who cooked this lovely dish for guests on Monday.7 May, 2014
Scallops with lime & beetroot
When it comes to entrées (starters) what I’m looking for is something fresh, appetising and light. I want it to wake up my tastebuds and make me look forward to the main course.27 Jan, 2014
The easiest asparagus starter that anyone can manage
One of the highlights of my year (she obviously doesn’t get out much I hear you say). Anyway, I wanted to pass on to you this terrific starter or light lunch recipe (going a bit far calling it a recipe really).29 May, 2013
Latest from Twitter
- An early but small harvest for the Loire and a historic low for France. https://t.co/ntwXFGMY6P about 1 hour ago from Twitter Web Client
- RT @frederic_pilaud: Le Domaine de Fosse sèche:Un vignoble d'exception. Accueil au top pour une belle visite @vinsaumur @DrinkWhatULike @vi… about 1 hour ago from Twitter Web Client
- Sancerre - it can be a keeper! https://t.co/ElxYh2UTx5 about 1 hour ago from Facebook
A wonderful fun filled informative trip and if anyone reading this is wondering if it’s for them…. yes it is, you’ll love it!
The whole day was fabulous … had a great time and came away much better informed about the region and its wines.