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Lightly smoked salmon and Chardonnay
Lightly smoked salmon and Chardonnay
Drostdy-Hof Chardonnay
Drostdy-Hof Chardonnay

Drostdy-Hof chardonnay elegantly welcomes summer into the kitchen

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Issued by DKC on behalf of Drostdy-Hof - Oct 5th 2015, 10:19

Summer is nearly here, giving us much more outdoor time with family and friends to enjoy delicious food and wine to suit the sunshine.

Here is a sophisticated yet simple meal idea that echoes the season. Created by country chef Johan van Schalkwyk, this smoked salmon and roast potato salad with a creamy dill dressing, is quick and easy to make and pairs beautifully with the 2015 Drostdy-Hof Chardonnay.

The wine's rich, smooth, and creamy texture mirrors the creaminess of the dish, bringing it all together, while its tropical and citrus notes and subtle oak spice lift the flavour of the lightly smoked salmon.

Drostdy-Hof continues to surprise and delight with its great-tasting great-value wines. The brand is a great favourite with those who love wine - from South Africa to northern Europe. Refreshing and rounded, the delicious wines offer typical South African generosity from the first sip.

The 2015 Chardonnay is available in 750ml bottle or 3-litre box. Prices vary from R40 to R95 at liquor outlets.

Lightly smoked salmon and roast potato salad with a creamy dill and mustard dressing, served with Drostdy-Hof 2015 Chardonnay

Ingredients:

For the Lightly smoked salmon and roast potato salad

4 x150g fillets of lightly smoked salmon – skinned and pin-boned (use salmon trout as a cheaper substitute)
Olive oil, for frying
Butter, for frying
3 sprigs of fresh thyme
400g baby potatoes – parboiled until soft, then quartered lengthways
Sunflower oil, for deep-frying
120g fresh green asparagus, blanched (optional)
120g fine green beans, blanched
120g mange tout, blanched
50g spring onion
100g mixed lettuce leaves
120g Danish feta
Salt
Black pepper

For the dressing:

5g fresh or dried dill
2 Tbsp cream cheese
Juice of two lemons
1 Tbsp whole-grain mustard
1 Tbsp smooth Dijon mustard
125ml olive oil
1 tsp castor sugar
Salt
White pepper

Method:

To make the dressing

• Place all the ingredients except the olive oil in a blender and whiz until blended
• Slowly drizzle the olive oil into the mixture and blend again until it is well incorporated

To make the potatoes

• Heat sunflower oil in a large pot or deep fryer to 180°C
• Deep fry the potatoes until they are golden brown and crispy, remove and drain on paper towel, season with salt

To make the salmon

1. Heat a drizzle of olive oil and a knob of butter in a thick-based pan over a medium heat.
2. Toss in the thyme and fry until it pops.
3. Season the salmon with salt and pepper, add to the pan and fry for 1 minute then flip over and fry the other side.
4. Remove from the pan and keep warm. (The salmon should still be dark pink on the inside)

To make the salad

1. Place the salad leaves, spring onions, asparagus, green beans, and mange tout in a large bowl, drizzle over the dressing, and toss to coat the leaves.
2. To serve, divide the salad between four bowls, top each with a fillet of salmon, and scatter the potatoes around the fish.
3. Drizzle any extra dressing over the salmon and crumble the feta over the top.
4. Serve while the salmon and potatoes are still warm with a glass of chilled Drostdy-Hof Chardonnay and enjoy.

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