by 1 big bite on March 20, 2012
Visiting my family in Germany itself is a happy event, the other thing is the food. I always have a long must-eat-list and a not shorter nice-to-have-list, usually I manage them both. I know in advance I have to cut back sweet treats for a while after returning home. In addition to my superb and long food-lists, I always get some extra meals while visiting friends. If I think about that for a second I am certainly amazed about the huge amount of meals and calories I am able to manage in a couple of days. No prob…
On one occasion about two years ago, I drove to my friends place and it took me over an hour for a usually 30 minutes drive. I remember snow was falling in big fluffy flakes, I took my dads car and was about to freak out and already worried how I would get home. Despite the bad circumstances everything went well, I met my dear friend, she introduced me to her cute baby and showed me her recently painted art and some pictures she had taken, we had a lot to catch up on. Although we had been talking all the time, she managed to put an impressive and at the same time simple meal together. This salmon and cucumber appetizer had been just the beginning.
I don’t know what is it? Not even a real salad, so simple and easy but at the same time decadent and some how classy without overdoing it and leaving out caviar, truffle and all that stuff. As always the less ingredients you use the better the quality should be.
salmon and cucumber – the appetizer
smoked salmon, about 3 thin slices per person or approx. 100 g / 3.6 oz.
European cucumber (the long and lean ones)
sour cream or strained Greek yoghurt
some spritzer lemon
and some herbs, especially dill is great with salmon
Slice the cucumber longways with a vegetable peeler to create long, wide ribbons. If you half the cucumber, you will get shorter ribbons which are easier to handle.
Arrange everything on plates and serve with bread or bread sticks (grissini)!