As it warms up and the fruits and vegetables come to the market in there Sunday Go To Meeting clothes, my thoughts turn to lighter dining fare. Good ole Jamie’s March/April issue has a number of recipes from Sweden, including Skagen, a Swedish shrimp cocktail on fried bread. This is the first time I’ve had fried bread and it was good!
Radishes and raspberries are in the market, so I decided to go for a crunchy, unusual, but interesting French salad that included oranges, radishes, shallots, raspberries and a very fine orange vinaigrette. The real name for this salad is Salade Rose but it looks red to me. Especially after I added the raspberries
1 lb cooked large shrimp
1/2 red onion, chopped fine
2 tbsp dill, finely chopped
3 tbsp olive oil
Juice of 1/2 lemon with grated zest
4 tbsp creme fraiche
Slices of country bread
Red fish roe
Mix the onion, dill, olive oil, juice, zest and creme fraiche together in a large bowl. Stir in the shrimp. Fry slices of the bread in the butter and then mound on shrimp. Top with the fish roe.
Wine suggestion: Cremant Chardonnay