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BIM Smoked Salmon and Crab Parcel

Seafood ….so versatile


BIM Smoked Salmon and Crab Parcel Whether you are looking for the perfect starter, a nutritious family meal, a sumptuous soup or a dinner party dish to wow your friends then seafood is the answer.

Seafood is quick and easy to prepare, extremely versatile, packed full of natural goodness and with so many species to choose from you’ll never get bored!

Try this delicious parcel, made with succulent smoked Irish salmon, crabmeat and a hint of chilli and lime for that extra kick. Perfect as a starter because you can prepare it a day in advance, or ideal for a light lunch or snack.

For lots of interesting recipe ideas and nutritional information pay a visit to www.bim.ie


Serves 4

Equipment Needed

4 Ramekins or ring moulds, cling film / food wrap.

Ingredients

8 large slices smoked Irish salmon
12 tablespoons Irish crab white meat
6 tablespoon Marie Rose Sauce (see recipe)
½ finely diced red chilli – optional
Juice of ½ lime
Lime zest and wedges
Lime and chilli dressing (See recipe)

Method

• Cut a small square piece of cling film / food wrap and use to line the inside of the mould.

• Cut the smoked salmon into wide slices, and press into the inside of the mould - leave no gaps showing, as the smoked salmon will create the outer layer of the parcel.

• Mix the Marie Rose sauce with the crabmeat, lime juice and chilli, season with salt and pepper and mix together gently.

• Use a spoon to place the crabmeat into the inside of the smoked salmon mould and press down firmly with the back of the spoon until it is nearly full. Fold the remaining pieces of salmon over the crabmeat and press firmly.

• Cover with the remaining cling film and allow to set in a fridge for at least an hour. Remove from the mould when needed, garnish and serve with dressing of choice.

Marie Rose / Seafood Sauce

One of the classic seafood sauces, with a variety of different uses.

Ingredients
12 tablespoons mayonnaise.
6 tablespoons tomato ketchup.
2 tablespoon brandy.
A dash of Tabasco sauce.

Method
Combine all ingredients together and mix well. Makes approx 250ml sauce


Chilli and Citrus Dressing

1 red chilli – deseeded and finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh coriander
Zest and juice of ½ lime
Zest and juice of ½ orange
3 tablespoons olive oil

Method
Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until well combined.

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