Smoked salmon and radish salad
If you loathe the thought of diet food Fast Days and Feast Days by my mate Elly Curshen (aka Elly Pear) is just the book for you!
Based on the 5:2 diet it combines recipes for fast days and feast days of which this beautiful looking dish is only 91 kcal per portion. The thing I love about Elly's food is that even when she's working with minimal calories the food is colourful and delicious. As the posters all round London are saying 'healthy eating just got interesting'.
Elly writes: "A few delicate, peppery, crunchy garnishes on top of the best-quality smoked salmon you can afford, this dish is as pretty as a picture and every mouthful really packs a punch. It’s also one of the few fast-day recipes that I’d do in exactly the same way if I was serving it on a feast day."
60g smoked salmon
3g spring onion, sliced on the diagonal
10g China rose radish sprouts
1/8 tsp poppy seeds
1 tsp lemon juice
freshly ground black pepper
1g fennel fronds
Lay the salmon out on a serving plate, creating a neat circle.
Slice the radish very thinly, using a very sharp knife or a mandoline.
Lay the radish slices evenly over the surface of the salmon. Sprinkle over the spring onion.
Scatter the sprouts and the poppy seeds over the top and sprinkle with the lemon juice.
Season well with black pepper and finish with the delicate fennel fronds.
What to drink: Sparkling water with a slice of lemon or cucumber (it's a fast day, isn't it?!)
Recipe extracted from Elly Pear's Fast Days and Feast Days published by Harper Collins and currently available in branches of Sainsbury's for £8.99. Photography © Myles New
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