Smoked salmon, horseradish & cress toasts

Smoked Salmon on Toast

Serves 4-6

  • ½ teaspoon creamed horseradish

  • ½ small tub crème fraîche

  • 1 small pinch sea salt

  • 1 small pinch freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 squeeze lemon juice

  • 1 loaf ciabatta

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • 300 g smoked salmon, from sustainable sources, ask your fishmonger

  • ½ punnet cress

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 squeeze lemon juice

Add ½ a teaspoon of creamed horseradish to ½ a small tub of crème fraîche. Sprinkle in a small pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice then mix well. Taste to check its hot enough. Cut a loaf of ciabatta into 1cm thick slices, toast or griddle them then drizzle over a little extra virgin olive oil. Top with waves of smoked salmon (a 300g pack is perfect here) Add a dollop of horseradish crème fraîche to each toast then snip over ½ a punnet of cress. Finish with a tiny drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a little squeeze of lemon juice. Delicious.

Nutritional Information

Smoked salmon, horseradish & cress toasts

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These lovely little smoked salmon bites are easy, tasty nibbles, perfect for parties
Serves 4-6
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Add ½ a teaspoon of creamed horseradish to ½ a small tub of crème fraîche. Sprinkle in a small pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice then mix well. Taste to check its hot enough. Cut a loaf of ciabatta into 1cm thick slices, toast or griddle them then drizzle over a little extra virgin olive oil. Top with waves of smoked salmon (a 300g pack is perfect here) Add a dollop of horseradish crème fraîche to each toast then snip over ½ a punnet of cress. Finish with a tiny drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a little squeeze of lemon juice. Delicious.

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 277
    14%
  • Carbs 22.3g
    9%
  • Sugar 2.1g 2%
  • Fat 12.3g 18%
  • Saturates 4.7g 24%
  • Protein 18.4g 41%
Of an adult's reference intake

BUYING SUSTAINABLY SOURCED FISH

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Buying sustainably sourced fish means buying fish that has been caught without endangering the levels of fish stocks and with the protection of the environment in mind. Wild fish caught in areas where stocks are plentiful are sustainably sourced, as are farmed fish that are reared on farms proven to cause no harm to surrounding seas and shores.

When buying either wild or farmed fish, ask whether it is sustainably sourced. If you're unable to obtain this information, don't be afraid to shop elsewhere – only by shopping sustainably can we be sure that the fantastic selection of fish we enjoy today will be around for future generations.

For further information about sustainably sourced fish, please refer to the useful links below:

Marine Stewardship Council
http://www.msc.org/

Fish Online
http://www.fishonline.org

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