Jersey Royals not only taste delicious, they are good for us too, especially if we eat the skins. Potatoes are a good source of vitamin C and fibre and also contain vitamin B.
Cook them in boiling, salted water for approximately 15 – 20 minutes (steam them if you prefer). Let them rest for a couple of minutes then add a generous knob of butter and serve. Add mint to the water if you wish but they don’t really need the added flavour.
Jersey Royals with Hot Smoked Salmon, and Watercress Salad in a Horseradish Dressing
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Calories per portion: 543
Total fat per portion: 19g
Total saturated fat per portion: 7.5g
500g Jersey Royal new potatoes
100g crème fraîche
1 tsp creamed horseradish
Juice of 1 lemon
2 spring onions, finely sliced
2 hot smoked salmon fillets, skinned and flaked
1 bunch watercress, rinsed
Bring a pan of water to the boil. Add the potatoes and reduce the heat to a simmer and cook the potatoes for about 15 minutes or until tender.
Mix together the crème fraÎche and creamed horseradish. Add enough lemon juice and black pepper to taste.
Drain the potatoes and leave to cool slightly. Add the spring onions and salmon. Stir in the crème fraîche mix until all the ingredients have a light coating. Toss in the watercress and serve, either slightly warm or cold.
This salad is a perfect lunchtime dish which also travels well for a picnic. If you can’t find hot smoked salmon use smoked mackerel, smoked salmon or even roast beef.
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