Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Smoked Salmon Mille Feuille

We had some special guests in the restaurant today and they wanted to have something different. As a starter they requested smoked salmon, something rather common, but nice to work with. It is very versatile and can be paired with so many things.

I decided to go with Pumpernickel and cream cheese. Both are very traditional ingredients for smoked salmon. To make it a bit different, I simply layered the read with the flavored cream cheese and the smoked salmon. Pumpernickel is a traditional German bread made with rye, sometimes rye flower and often with whole rye "berries" which is the rye before it is ground, but then cooked, it is cooked very slowly, for about 198 to 20 hours on a fairly low temperature (120 C or 250 F) to give it the special texture and color. It actually tastes slightly sweet.

Then I gave a little bit of smoked salmon on the side, a small, crispy salad and just some vinaigrette. This is a starter that is so somple to prepare, but is really effective with the guests, my guests loved it.

So without much further ado, here is the recipe for this simple but delicious starter
300 g (11 oz) Cream Cheese
30 g (1 oz)Garlic
30 g (1 oz) Parsley
1 pinch of Salt
1 pinch of Pepper

600 g (11 oz) Smoked Salmon

1 pack Pumpernickel

30 g (1 oz) Frisee lettuce
30 g (1 oz) Red Oak
30 g (1 oz) Lollo Rosso
30 g (1 oz) Chicory

60 ml (2 oz) Olive oil
25 ml (1 oz) Balsamic Vinegar
Mix the crem cheese with the chopped herbs and season
The take a pumpernickel, add some cream cheese and then a layer of smoked salmon
Repeat this till you have used up all the Pumpernickel
Keep the Mille feuille for 2 hours in the fridge to settle
For the plating cut the Mille-Feuille in triangles
Then add some more smoked salmon on the side
Garnish with the salad, add the dressing
The recipe is enough for 4 friends


  1. A nice twist on some classic ingredients, good job!

  2. Thank you Alex. I checked out your website and see that you are someone who understands and loves smoked salmon, I am happy you liked it. I browsed through the products on your website and started dreaming, I love a good smoked salmon!


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