Smoked Salmon and Crispy Bacon Salad
Streaky bacon, 4 rashers
A selection of curly lettuce (lollo rosso, frisee etc...)
1/4 of a cucumber, cut in half lengthways and thinly sliced
6 radish, thinly sliced
1 sweet red pepper, thinly sliced into long strips
3 spring onions, finely chopped
Chives, left whole
Handful of parsley, roughly chopped
4 tbsp creme fraiche
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp lemon zest
Firstly, fry the rashers of bacon until good and crispy. Leave aside to cool.
Combine the creme fraiche, lemon juice and zest in a bowl - you may not need all the lemon juice so add a little at a time until it is as lemony as you like.
Arrange a bed of lettuce on the plates first, and then add the cucmber, radish and red pepper randomly on top. Then pleat or fold the pieces of salmon roughly and lay in the centre. Scatter over some parsley and the spring onions, garnish with the chives and a twist of black pepper. Serve with a dollop of lemon cream on the side.
This is sublime with wam potato cakes...