Potato salad with fresh salmon and tiger prawns

This colourful salad is light yet substantial and with lots of lovely contrasting textures. Perfect for a summer buffet – just serve with green salad leaves.

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Ingredients

  • 3 x 125g/4½oz middle-cut salmon fillets, skin on
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 16 cooked tiger prawns in their shells

For the salad

  • 500g/1lb 2oz baby new potatoes
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 6 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 bunch of spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 150g/5½oz radishes, thinly sliced
  • 4 celery sticks, finely diced
  • 1 small bunch of parsley, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. line a baking tray with aluminium foil.

  2. For the salad, put the potatoes in a pan of salted water and bring to the boil. Boil for 15 minutes, or until tender. Drain and slice each potato into quarters.

  3. Meanwhile, arrange the salmon fillets, skin-side down, on the prepared baking tray, squeeze over half the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Cover with another sheet of foil, seal to make a parcel, and bake for 15 minutes, or until just cooked. Remove and set aside to cool, then remove the skin.

  4. For the salad, mix the oil, mustard, sugar and vinegar together in a large bowl. Add the hot potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine and set aside to cool.

  5. Add the mayonnaise, spring onions, radishes and celery, mix together well and check the seasoning. Stir in the remaining lemon juice.

  6. Add half the chopped parsley to the potato salad, stirring to combine, and spoon the salad on to a large platter. Flake the salmon into large pieces and arrange on top, then sprinkle with the remaining parsley. Peel the shells from the tails of the prawns, leaving the heads on, and arrange in a line on top.

Recipe Tips

Tip 1: The potato salad can be made a day in advance without the sliced radish and stored in the fridge, adding the radish, freshly cooked salmon and the prawns up to 4 hours ahead.

Tip 2: Adding the potato slices to the dressing while they’re still warm allows the flavour to really soak into the potatoes.

Tip 3: Middle-cut salmon are thick fillets from the centre of the fish, rather than the tail.

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