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Scottish salmon and pickled cucumber discs

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  • Timer Prep 25 min
    Cook 20 min
  • Chef hat Easy


Cut into 0.5cm wide discs the cucumber. Chop the dill leaves. Zest the lemons. Juice the lemons.


  1. 1 Mix together the caster sugar and vinegar to make a pickling liquid.
  2. 2 Gently heat in a saucepan over low heat, until the sugar has dissolved, then set aside to cool completely.
  3. 3 Once cooled, combine the cucumber and pickling liquid in a dish (so the cucumber discs are all coated) and leave to pickle in the fridge for 20 mins.
  4. 4 While that is pickling, prepare the crème fraiche mix.
  5. 5 Combine crème fraiche, chopped dill and lemon zest in a bowl, and season with salt and pepper.
  6. 6 Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.
  7. 7 When ready to serve, drain the cucumber pieces in a colander, and pat dry.
  8. 8 Lay on flat surface.
  9. 9 On one half of each disc, lay a small piece of smoked salmon.
  10. 10 Next to that, on each disc, place a small dollop of crème fraiche mix. Top each disc with a dill frond.
  11. 11 Finish with a squeeze of lemon, and serve.

9 Reviews

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  • Jade

    This is an excellent no-stress option. I made these for a pot luck starter and they went down a storm. Will definitely be making these again!

  • Jackie M

    Excellent easy to follow recipe A real winner at our summer bbq You can also substitute the salmon for smoked trout Delicious

  • Jack S

    Awesome! Love your IG!

  • Dave P

    Brilliant with champers! Love Shak love your IG!

  • Lisa Appleton

    Yum. So simple and tasty #Loveshakfood.

  • Rachel R

    Love!! So easy & good! Love your IG.

  • Thomas

    Lovely light supper. After a long day out, quick and easy to make

  • Susanne

    So delicious! I might actually turn this into a week lunch option.