Sunday, November 7, 2010

Hot Smoked Salmon Potato Salad

I invented this dish on the way home from school. I knew that after a full on day at school (portfolios, portfolios, portfolios.... coaching cheerleading at lunch, etc etc) with no lunch, that I needed something substaintial... but summery. And something with masses of veges...... And I wanted something involving either fish or crab. And since real crabmeat is hellishly hard to get hold of here... without a trip to the fish markets... well fish it was.

None of my measurements are well.. measurements.. it really depends on how much you're making. I made enough for dinner and lunch.

Red Potatoes (not sure of the variety....) approx 5 small
Mayo (I got some of that yummy fresh, egg mayo at a deli) ehhh.. however much you want on your salad
Sour Cream - about a table spoon
Hot Smoked Salmon
Cherry Tomatoes
Salt and Pepper


Cook the potatoes, skin on... I chucked mine in the microwave for a few rounds of 'potato'..... Cut into chucks and pop in the fridge to cool.
Grill asparagus - I only added this because I had some wilting stalks in the fridge
Dice up cucumber, carrot, avo (I tossed mine in a bit of lemon juice)
Mix up dressing - mayo, sour cream, mustard, S&P, chop up dill and chives and add. Add a grate or two of lemon zest and the juice of one half...
Mix potatoes, asparagus, carrot and dressing up. Toss in cucumber, avo,cherry tomatoes. Taste and season if more is needed.
Add in crumbled hot smoked salmon.

I put mine on top of a bed of rocket. All the flavours worked well together. I almost bought a safron and dill mayo... which I think would have gone well, as safron works well with fish.. as does dill, obviously.... but I wanted the mayo for a party this weekend, and wanted plain...

Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did!


  1. Honestly? I love *anything* with smoked salmon. If only it weren't out of my stupid PhD budget! But I think it might be worth splurging to make this soon. I've never made a potato salad with sour cream before, you see.

  2. Hannah - it's pretty common in NZ to have a mix of sourcream and mayo in a potato salad. It makes it a little lighter...