English Garden Salad of Peas, Shoots, Smoked Trout and Horseradish
This stunning English garden salad recipe celebrates all things Spring. The peppery shoots and smoked trout are married with a creamy horseradish dressing.
I’m testing with Danny (the champion of the world and best assistant ever) today. He’s been looking forward to tasting this recipe all day. It’s a bright green May afternoon, slightly damp, and perfect for cooking together with the radio on, singing whilst doing the washing up. The horseradish in the dressing was Danny’s brilliant idea and is just the ticket to finish off this recipe, which is so spring.
|300g||baby new potatoes|
|250g||garden peas (fresh or frozen)|
|a small bunch||mint leaves, torn from the stem|
|a small bunch||chives, finely chopped|
|a small bunch||dill, broken into fronds|
|3 large handfuls||pea shoots|
|250g||hot smoked trout, roughly broken into chunks|
|For the dressing:|
|1 tbsp||olive oil|
|plenty of salt and pepper|
|1 tbsp||freshly squeezed lemon juice|
|1 tsp||creamed horseradish sauce|
Boil the potatoes until just tender. Two minutes before the end of their cooking time, add the peas. Once cooked, drain off the water and run the potatoes and peas under cold water until cool to the touch. Drain again.
Next, combine the dressing ingredients and mix well till blended. Taste and season.
Finally, mix together the potatoes, peas, herbs, pea shoots and smoked trout. Drizzle the dressing over and serve straight away.
Swap in smoked salmon instead of hot smoked trout. Replace pea shoots with soft green leaves such as lambs lettuce, Little Gem lettuce or young watercress. Replace the lemon juice with malt vinegar or the chives with spring onions.