Trio of Loch Duart Salmon

Ingredients

  • 150g cooked beetroot
  • 1x orange zest
  • 1x lemon zest
  • 1x small bunch of dill
  • 3x crushed juniper berries
  • 3 Tbsp of rock salt
  • 1 Tbsp of demerara sugar
  • 25ml gin
  • 2x fresh fillet portions of salmon
  • 1x slice rye bread
  • 125g cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 60g fresh goats cheese
  • 3x sheets of gelatine
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 125g cooked beetroot
  • 150ml double cream
  • 80g smoked salmon
  • 1 x salmon fillet portion
  • ¼ avocado
  • ¼ spring onion
  • ½ orange, juiced
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1x large pinch of rock salt
  • 2x sprigs of parsley, finely chopped

Baking Equipment

Method

Beetroot cured salmon gravadlax

  • Blend the beetroot, orange and lemon zests, dill and juniper in a food processor until resembling a rough puree. Then add the rock salt and sugar and stir through.
  • Pour in the gin and give the mix a good stir.
  • Lay out a sheet of cling film and spread 1/3 of the mixture onto the centre and place the salmon fillets on top.
  • Add the rest of the mixture over the top of the fillets and make sure that they are completely covered.
  • Wrap tightly in cling film and place them into the fridge (on a plate just to be safe)
  • After 48 hours, remove from the fridge and wash off the curing mixture and pat dry.
  • Slice into the desired thickness and serve.

Smoked salmon and goats cheese mousse

  • Using your mould rings, cut the rye bread into shape and place on a plate lined with baking paper.
  • Add the beetroot and smoked salmon into a blender and blitz until as smooth as possible.
  • Mix the cream cheese and goats cheese until smooth. Then stir through the orange and lemon juice.
  • Soak the gelatine in cold water to soften then dissolve in 3 table spoons of hot water. Once dissolved add into the beetroot and salmon mix.
  • Combine the cheese and beetroot mix together gently.
  • Whip the cream until soft peaks and then fold in the cheese and beetroot mix.
  • Pass through a sieve and pour into your pre-lined mould tins and refrigerate for 3 hours

Salmon ceviche

  • Dice the salmon into small cubes, place in a mixing bowl and sprinkle with salt
  • Then add the orange and lemon juice and stir through gently
  • Refrigerate for 2 ½ mins and strain off the liquid and set to one side
  • Dice the avocado and finely chop both the parsley and spring onion
  • Mix together with the cured fish
  • Mould into an appropriate shape and dress with the citrus marinate and olive oil