smoked salmon, horseradish & cress toasts: ½ teaspoon creamed horseradish ½ small tub crème fraîche 1 small pinch sea salt 1 small pinch freshly ground black pepper 1 squeeze lemon juice 1 loaf ciabatta extra virgin olive oil 300 g smoked salmon, from sustainable sources, ask your fishmonger ½ punnet cress extra virgin olive oil 1 squeeze lemon juice
A perfect starter or even a canapé recipe from TV presenter and chef John Torode, the classic flavours of tomato and pesto shine through these rustic tarts. Use a good quality pesto, or have a go at making your own.
Sweet Potato Stackers and other Christmas nibbles. Cut sweet potatoes into 1cm discs, toss with oil and some seasoning on a baking sheet. Roast 20-30 mins at gas 6 until golden and crisp on the outside, then leave to cool. To serve, mix mayonnaise with lemon juice. Pile a scrunched up piece of prosciutto on each star, top with a blob of mayo. | Butcher, Baker