Thursday, May 03, 2007

WIP: Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Tart

May I present you with a smoked salmon and cucumber tart, also on the table last Saturday (alongside the cute mini potatoes with wasabi cream and fake 'caviar' and the mocca cake with toasted almonds):

It's a bit like a sandwich cake, only that it contains no bread :) The dish is lined with thinly sliced cucumbers - pretty and spring-like. The recipe is still being developed - hence the WIP (work in progress) in the title of this post. It was tasty, but a bit too salty for my liking; the filling contains sour cream, cottage cheese, mayonnaise, cold smoked salmon, dill and is set with the addition of gelatine (thus not too dissimilar to the festive smoked salmon sandwich cake). I'm also not happy how the filling has leaked through the cucumber slices, so next time I'll double-line the dish with cucumber slices to make sure the upside down tart is perfectly green when I turn it around.

Otherwise not bad, not bad at all..


K and S said...

Oh my gosh! that looks delicous!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

That looks absolutely gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Pille, ma ei saa aru, kuidas retsepti vaadata :(

Anonymous said...

Looks and sounds delicious! Can't wait until you have the recipe firmed up :)

Ilva said...

looks so good that I feel almost homesick!

Trig said...

What a strange idea for a tart. It's certainly got visual appeal, but as they say the proof of the pudding is in the eating... What did it taste like?

Pille said...

K&S - it wasn't bad indeed:)

Lydia - thank you! I'm glad you like it.

Ülle - ei saagi saada, kuna seda "päris õiget" retsepti veel ju pole. Võid proovida seda soomlaste algretsepti eestikeelsest Nami-nami retseptikogust.

Joey - it's worth the wait!

Ilva - this type of Estonian/Swedish/Nordic/Scandinavian (however you decide to call it) dishes made me ALWAYS homesick while still in Scotland. Hey, anything with dill in it did:-)

Trig - not sure if 'tart' is the best and most accurate name for this dish, but it's very similar to what we call võileivatort alias sandwich cake (and 'cake' in that context is funny, too). Anyway, it tastes great, although I'm still working on the right amount of seasoning (the original recipe was way too salty to my liking).

Katrina@TheGastronomicalMe said...

love the look of this dish - ever managed to perfect it? I'm looking for pretty summer dishes.