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    Salmon and Herb Tart.


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    Salmon and Herb Tart.

    Post  Admin on Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:28 am

    serves 6 - 8
    225 g (8 oz) plain shortcrust pastry
    675 g (1 1/2 Ib) boneless salmon fillets
    3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley plus extra to garnish
    3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
    3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh tarragon
    55 g (2 oz) butter
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    4 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
    juice of 1 lemon
    1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
    1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    salt and freshly ground black pepper
    2 eggs, plus 2 egg yolks
    425 ml (3/4 pint) double cream

    1. Line a deep 23cm (9 in) tart tin with the pastry and pre-bake or bake blind.

    2. Pre-heat the oven to 190C (375F) Gas 5.

    3. Chop the salmon into small chunks or flakes. Put all the herbs in a large bowl and add the salmon, pressing the herbs into the salmon flesh until the chunks are as green as possible.

    4. Heat the butter and oil in a heavy-bottomed pan. Add the garlic and fry very gently for no more than 1 minute. Add the salmon chunks and fry them very quickly, turning them over so that the skin turns pale but the insides are still dark pink. Add the lemon juice, sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon and season with salt and pepper. Lift it all out of the pan with a slotted spoon and place in the pre-baked pastry case.

    5. Using the same bowl, with its remnants of herbs etc, mix together the eggs, egg yolks, cream and salt and pepper to taste.
    Pour into the pastry case. Bake in the oven for 35 - 40 minutes and then test to see whether the mixture has set; if not, bake for a further 5 minutes. When ready, allow to cool a little and garnish with a little chopped parsley.

    6. Serve warm with new potatoes, a green vegetable and a wedge of lemon, or cold with a green salad.

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