29.6.11

lapsang souchong tea smoked salmon croissants

Tea smoked salmon has been an absolute revelation to me. I can safely say that I have never tried better sandwich meat, as this is so much tastier even than the best prosciutto!
I have never been a big fan of smoked salmon, but there is something about the gentle smoky flavour of Lapsang Sochuong tea that completely neutralises the fishy smell and taste. I have bought this, but if you are doing it yourself, make sure you make a rub made of demerera sugar and sea salt, to balance the flavours.

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There is really nothing to making this dish if you already have your salmon ready cut in thin slices.
All you need is:

6 freshly baked croissants
a dollop of cream cheese (Philadelphia, mascarpone or whatever you like)
100g tea smoked salmon slices
2 small orange or green chillies, seeds removed and chopped finely
a small handful of finely chopped chives (optional, or instead of chilli)

Preparation - simply assemble as you like!


Bon appétit!

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