Quick and Easy Smoked Salmon Plate is a fast and delicious meal from Jamie Oliver’s book 5 Ingredients Quick and Easy Foods.
Don’t have time to cook? YES, you do! If I could show you how to get dinner on the table faster than pizza delivery, would you be interested? Roll up your sleeves, and spend a few minutes in the kitchen. My motto: “Food doesn’t have to be complicated, BUT it does have to taste good”. If you love smoked salmon, this recipe along with Smoked Salmon Salad is going to knock your socks off. Smoked Salmon Egg In a Hole is the perfect crowd-pleasing brunch recipe too.
Here we are, right at the start of the hectic holiday season. I know my “to do/make/get/go/list is growing longer all the time. Really, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, it really is just one BIG, LONG, NEVER ENDING DAY!
QUICK AND EASY
We all need some quick and easy meals to get us through the craziness. I know the holiday season is busy, but for LOTS of people, BUSY is part of life. Work, school, taking kids here, there and everywhere. Do we ever get a break?
If you don’t have a copy of Jamie Oliver’s newest cookbook 5 Ingredients Quick and Easy Foods, you really need to pick one up. Hint: it makes the perfect Christmas gift too….here is my affiliate link!!
I am a cookbook fanatic. Hubby doesn’t even blink an eye when I bring home yet another book to add to my HUGE collection. Since he gets to eat all the delicious food, there are NO complaints from him.
I love Jamie Oliver, so I just HAD TO HAVE his newest book. After all, it needs to be with all his other books on my shelf LOL. Even us food bloggers are pressed for time too. These quick and easy meals will get you from the kitchen to table in no time. Jamie’s approach to using simple ingredients has always been a hit with me. Need more convincing? Try Mediterranean Canned Tuna Pasta Toss. This is not your mom’s tuna and noodles.
Do you like smoked salmon? It has only been within the last few years that I have actually tried it. I don’t know why, but for some reason, I didn’t think I would like it. You know how it is when you try to convince your kids to try something new. The same thing happened with oysters but once is enough for me (for oysters that is).
Once I tried smoked salmon, I really had to wonder what was holding me back? The thought of the smoked flavour perhaps? Funny how your brain thinks sometimes. Unless you try it, how will you know? That is what I keep telling my son-in-law the “pork hater”. He has NEVER tried any type of pork. How can you not love bacon? My daughter and grandkids sure eat it up!
Looking for some great smoked salmon recipes? Warm Potato Salad with Dill & Smoked Salmon is a favourite around here.
Quick and Easy Smoked Salmon Plate can be brunch, lunch or dinner. Super quick pickled cucumber, a scoop of cottage cheese, avocado, smoked salmon, and some fresh dill. Yup, you got it 5 ingredients. You will be eating in no time.
First, thinly slice the cucumber and let it pickle while you get your ingredients ready to go. Next, plate your ingredients (however you like). Next, EAT! Did I mention how quick and easy this is? Do you believe me now? You don’t even have to cook with this recipe.
Just because we are busy, we don’t have to eat crappy food. Don’t rely on fast food joints to feed your family. Meals like this Quick and Easy Smoked Salmon Plate are far more nutritious, use REAL food, and one more thing, DELICIOUS!
Need a quick and easy holiday party dish? Smoked Salmon Cucumber Appetizer with Cream Cheese is easy to make, easy to handle and easy to eat!
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Quick and Easy Smoked Salmon Plate (Jamie Oliver)
- 1 small cucumber
- fresh dill
- 3 1/2 ounces smoked salmon
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 tbsp cottage cheese
- salt & pepper (to season)
- 2 tsp olive oil (for garnish)
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar (to pickle cucumber)
To Pickle the Cucumber:
- Wash and thinly slice the cucumber lengthwise into long ribbons. You can use a vegetable peeler (or a mandolin). Place in a bowl.
- Add the red wine vinegar, a pinch of salt, and about 4-5 sprigs of fresh dill (snipped). Mix well and set aside.
To Plate the Salad:
- Divide the salmon into 2 portions, and drape (layer) across serving plates.
- Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit. Scoop the flesh out with a spoon and place beside the salmon.
- Remove the cucumber ribbons from the vinegar, and place on the plate. Drizzle a bit of the vinegar mixture into the avocado.
- Scoop the cottage cheese onto the salmon.
- Season the food with salt and pepper. Drizzle on the olive oil. Garnish with some dill.