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Mer Soleil Recipe - Smoked Salmon with Lemon & Dill
Smoked Salmon with Lemon & Dill

Smoked Salmon with Lemon & Dill

By Anonymous

Likes it with: Mer Soleil Chardonnay

What's an easier or more delicious starter than a plate of Scottish or Irish smoked salmon and creamy dill sauce. Smoked salmon and dill sauce can be served as a lighter appetizer or starter, or for a main course with boiled new potatoes.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


* 4 tbsp Dijon or French mustard
* 3 tbsp sugar
* 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
* 1 egg yolk
* 1/4 pint / 150ml vegetable oil
* Salt and pepper
* 12 large slices of smoked salmon
* 2 tbsp capers in brine, rinsed
* 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh dill, plus extra dill for decoration
* Lemon wedges for serving

Serves 6 as a starter, 4 as a main course

* Place the mustard, sugar and vinegar in a large glass bowl and whisk lightly. Add the egg yolk and whisk thoroughly to form a creamy sauce.
* Gradually add the oil a few drops at a time whisking constantly. The sauce should resemble mayonnaise when finished.
* Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste, then stir in the chopped dill.
* Divide the salmon equally between the plates, sprinkle on a few capers, decorate with dill and lemon wedges and serve the sauce on the side.