Warm Smoked Salmon with Spinach Dressing

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Ingredients

  • 8 slices smoked salmon
  • Mixed lettuce leaves, shredded

Dressing

  • 50g (2 oz) fresh spinach leaves
  • 100ml (4 oz) sunflower oil
  • 1½ tablesp. balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and black pepper

To Cook

Make equal-sized mounds of lettuce on four starter plate. Drape two smoked salmon slices over each mound. Blend or liquidise together the spinach, oil, vinegar and lemon juice. Season with salt and black pepper.

Warm each plate of smoked salmon in the hot oven for a minute. Pour dressing over and around the salmon mounds and serve.

Gerry Galvin
Drimcong House Restaurant,
Moycullen, Co. Galway

http://www.bordbia.ie/consumer/recipes/Pages/WarmSmokedSalmonwithSpinachDressing.aspx

Odlums Almond Bakewell Slices

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Ingredients

Pastry 175g/6oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour Pinch of Salt 75g/3oz Butter/Margarine Cold Water   Topping 75g/3oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour 125g/4oz Butter/Margarine 125g/4oz Caster Sugar 100g packet Shamrock Ground Almonds 2 Eggs 2 teaspoons Goodall’s Almond Extract/Essence 2 tablespoons Fruitfield Raspberry Jam Shamrock Flaked Almonds to decorate

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Lightly grease an 11 x 7”/ 28x 18cm Swiss Roll tin.
  2. Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl. Rub in the margarine and add sufficient water to make a soft dough.
  3. Turn onto a lightly floured board, roll out and line the Swiss Roll tin. Cover and leave in the fridge while making the topping.

 

To make topping

  1.  Melt the margarine in a pan over a low heat.
  2.  Remove from the heat and add the sugar, ground almonds and strong flour.
  3. Mix well, then beat in the eggs and almond essence. Leave to cool a little.
  4. Remove pastry from the fridge; spread the jam over the top of the pastry base.
  5. Pour the topping over the jam.
  6. Decorate with flaked almonds and bake for 35-40 mins. until pale golden in colour.
  7.  When cool, cut into slices.

http://odlums.ie/recipes/almond-bakewell-slices/

 

Sweet And Moist Greek Honey Cake

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A sticky Greek cake that tastes a little like the much more complicated Greek dessert Baklava

Thanks to Angela for this simple cake recipe that kids just love.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of orange zest
  • 3/4 cup of butter
  • 3/4 cup of white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup of Haughton Honey
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 175c/350F. Grease and lightly flour a 9″ square cake tin. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and orange rind. Set this to one side.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the butter and the sugar with a whisk until light and fluffy. Then blend in the eggs one at a time. Gently blend in the flour mixture prepared earlier with the milk and stir in the walnuts.
  3. Pour the batter in to the prepared tin. Place in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool for 15 minutes and then cut the cake into diamond shapes before pouring the honey syrup over. Decorate with lemon zest if you wish.
  4. To make the honey syrup combine the honey, 1 cup of white sugar and 3/4 cup of water. Bring slowly to a gentle simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and continue cooking for a further 2 minutes. Keep warm before pouring on to the cake.

Notes for the cook: if you have a fan-assisted oven then reduce the specified temperature in the recipe by about 15% ~ 1 teaspoon = 5ml and 1 tablespoon = 15ml ~ some ingredients are measured in cups and some equivalents are; 150g, 6oz (1/2 cup) = 120ml, 4fl oz

http://www.haughtonhoney.com/our-honey/recipes/sweet-and-moist-greek-honey-cake

STRAWBERRY & KIWI SHORTCAKE SUNDAE

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Ingredients

  • 250ml Avonmore Fresh Dessert Cream
  • Strawberry Coulis
  • 3-4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 and ½ cup fruits (Strawberries and peaches, or kiwis)
  • Crushed shortbread biscuits

Directions

  1. Cut fruits – strawberries in half, peaches or kiwis wedged
  2. Spoon a small amount of the coulis into the bottom of each of the four tall glasses
  3. Top with the crushed shortbread & fruit
  4. Add another spoonful of the coulis on top and continue to layer the ingredients until the glass is almost full
  5. Pour Avonmore Fresh Dessert Cream over the mixture, allowing cream to indulgently coat the fruit and meringue
    
2.50 avg. rating (52% score) – 6 votes

Flahavans Baked Organic Salmon

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 Serves 4

Ingredients:
  • 640g Organic Fillet of Salmon
  • 100g Flahavan’s Organic Porridge Oats
  • 100g Organic Bread Crumbs
  • 100g Leeks
  • 50g Organic Herbs
  • 50g Organic Honey
  • 100ml Fish Stock
  • 100ml Creme Fraiche
  • 50g Cabbage
  • 2 Shallots
  • 1 Lemon
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Method:
  1. Place organic salmon on a chopping board, cut a slit down the centre.
  2. Toast the Flahavan’s Organic Porridge Oats in a pan, add breadcrumbs, chop shallots and sweat off in a small amount of butter.
  3. Place fresh herbs, Flahavan’s Organic Porridge Oats, breadcrumbs and shallots in a blender and blend to result in a green rustic oat crumb mixture.
  4. Brush the salmon with honey and top with the organic oat crumb mixture.
  5. Place the organic salmon on a baking tray, bake in oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes.
  6. Prepare the cabbage and leeks, blanch off in boiling water and refresh.
  7. To prepare the sauce, place the fish stock in a saucepan and reduce by half.
  8. Add honey, lemon juice and chopped herbs.
  9. To serve, place organic salmon on top of the cabbage and leeks, dress salmon with sauce and garnish.
 http://www.flahavans.ie/recipes/baked-organic-salmon/271