Salmon sandwich with beetroot and walnut paté

Salmon sandwich with beetroot and walnut paté

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From
Three Sisters Bake
Makes
3 open sandwiches
Photographer
Helen Cathcart

This is a spin on a classic smoked salmon on brown bread sandwich. If you don't have the time (or inclination!) to bake your own bread, a good quality brown loaf will work well. If you can get your hands on a brown Irish soda loaf, even better. The beetroot and walnut pâté gives the sandwich a subtle and interesting depth of flavour. - Nichola

For the beetroot and walnut pâté

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
6 raw beetroot, cleaned, top and tail intact
200g walnut halves
400g reduced-fat cream cheese
25g fresh dill
4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
50g dried breadcrumbs

To serve

Quantity Ingredient
6 large slices Irish soda bread
6 slices good-quality smoked salmon
wedge lemon, to serve
springs dill, to garnish

Method

  1. Boil the whole beetroot for an hour, skin on. When cool enough to touch, use your fingertips to peel the skins off the beetroot. Wear rubber gloves if you like, to stop the beetroot staining your fingers pink.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°c.
  3. Spread the walnuts on a baking tray for 5–10 minutes in the oven until golden and fragrant. Alternatively, you can toast them in a dry frying pan on a medium-high heat.
  4. Roughly chop the cooked, cooled beetroot and place in the bowl of a food processor with the toasted walnuts, cream cheese, most of the dill (set aside some for garnishing) and the balsamic vinegar. Pulse, slowly adding the breadcrumbs, until the pâté reaches the same consistency as hummus, holding its shape when scooped up with a spoon.
  5. To assemble the sandwiches spread each slice of soda bread with 2 tablespoons of the beetroot pâté. Arrange the smoked salmon on top of the pâté to create an open sandwich. Squeeze lemon juice over the top and serve garnished with dill.
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Three Sisters Bake
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