What other choice for Mother’s day than Smoked Salmon in bed, accompanied with other delicacies?
Rather than test the concept, I chose to go in a various direction this year. I wanted to develop a light, yet still filling dish that would work well no matter what time of day it was served– brunch, lunch or supper. And I wanted it to play nicely with whatever else was served.
The solution was pleasantly easy– a tossed salad of shaved fresh fennel and red onion tossed with a light dressing spiked with dill, whole-grain mustard and just a pinch of sugar. And heaped on top? Roasted brand-new potatoes and a mound of thinly cut smoked salmon dressed with lemon juice, olive oil and black pepper.
Mom does not such as salmon? Or go crazy and serve a little bit of each.
SHAVED FENNEL AND SMOKED SALMON SALAD.
Begin to complete: 30 minutes.
12 ounces new potatoes, quartered.
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided.
Salt and ground black pepper.
1 huge or 2 medium bulbs fennel, cut.
1/2 small red onion.
2 tbsps rice vinegar.
2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard.
1/2 teaspoon sugar.
8 ounces cold-smoked salmon.
1 tablespoon lemon juice.
Chopped fresh dill.
Heat the oven to 425 F.
In a medium bowl, toss the potatoes with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Transfer the potatoes to a baking sheet, then roast until tender and gently browned, 15 to 20 minutes.
While the potatoes cool and prepare, use a mandoline or food processor to shave the fennel as thinly as possible. Do the very same with the onion. Reserve.
In a big bowl, whisk together the vinegar, 2 tablespoons of the remaining olive oil, the mustard, sugar and a hefty pinch each of salt and pepper. Top with the cooled potatoes.
In a medium bowl, sprinkle the salmon with the staying 1 tbsp of olive and the lemon juice. Mound a quarter of the salmon over each tossed salad, then spray with fresh dill.
Nutrition details per serving: 280 calories; 150 calories from fat (54 percent of total calories); 17 g fat (2.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 15 milligrams cholesterol; 22 g carb; 3 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 13 g protein; 870 mg salt.