Well this time, I’ve impressed myself :p I don’t need a lot for it, right ^^
I’m usually not really fond of main courses (as you probably have noticed ;) but this time, I think I was really inspired!
I don’t know if the name I gave to this course makes sense, you will tell me ;): “au menu” today is “smoked salmon surprise wrapper” I have never eaten or even seen this kind of dish that’s why I’m really proud of myself for once ^^. A nice colored aspect, different textures and tastes that go well together: that for me are the 3 most important things in a course!
Well, I’m going to stop blowing my own trumpet now and tell you more about what is hiding inside this “small” wrapper: an avocado mousse with slightly acid apple and a fresh cream cheese with Espelette chili!
Want some? Yes, yes! Then follow me ;)
For one wrapper, you will need:
- 3 smoked salmon slices
- 1 small avocado
- 2 slices of a slight acid apple
- 1 tbs Philadelphia (or other fresh cheese)
- Some Espelette chili
We start with the different mixtures:
Blend the avocado until getting a smooth texture (if you want, you can whisk it afterwards to introduce some air and to get a more frothy texture).
Thinly dice the green apple slices and mix them with the avocado. Depending on your taste, add some pepper and salt if you want, I haven’t.
Then, into a salad bowl, mix the fresh cheese with some Espelette chili.
- Put some plastic wrap on a plate.
- Put 3 slices of smoked salmon on it, stack them up, the top of the slices in the center of the plate.
- On the smoked salmon, in the center, put the 2/3 of the avocado mousse.
- Make a small hole with a spoon in the mousse.
- Add the chili cream in the hole.
- Cover with the 1/3 left of avocado.
- Close the wrapper by putting the edges up using the plastic wrap and tighten it well.
Hup, all the steps in pictures:
And it’s done!
TIPS AND TRICKS
Use a plate with high edges (like a soup plate) to help you to form and close the wrapper at the end if you prefer.
I used some “Gravlax” smoked salmon this time, with dill, which gives a nice color to the wrapper. But it looks very well with classic smoked salmon too!
Concerning the layers, let your imagination go wild! The first time I tried the “wrapper”, I simply filled it with a salad made up of a bit of everything that was in the refrigerator (rice, tomato, grated carrots, hard-boiled egg) and it was very good :D
This is it for today, I hope that I gave you some inspiration and that I will soon see your realizations :)