Jacques Erasmus from Hemelhuijs inspired this recipe for salmon and cucumber rolls when he made something similar at the recent Woolworths Christmas preview party. They totally rocked and I knew I wanted to make my own version for healthy party snacks. He used hot smoked salmon, but I opted to use the salmon, which I poached in Lapsang Souchong tea. I drizzled over the soy, ginger & honey dressing I made and they were delicious. Perhaps a little messy to eat, but healthy and delicious nevertheless.

Salmon & cucumber rolls with a ginger & soy dressing

For this recipe, you can use ready-made hot smoked salmon or poached salmon and if you didn’t want to poach it in the tea broth as I did, you could just do it in fish stock. I found the fish needed seasoning for these rolls over and above the dressing. I didn’t want to add more soy, which can dominate the flavour and overpower the ginger, lemon, and honey, so I used sea salt flakes.

Salmon & cucumber rolls with a ginger & soy dressing

Salmon & cucumber rolls with a ginger & soy dressing

There is no formal recipe here, just instructions on how to make the rolls, and do as many you need. I used about a 350gm salmon fillet to make this lot of rolls, so if you are catering a party you will want to increase the quantity. Season the salmon with salt and break off a small chunk and roll it in a ribbon of cucumber. Arrange these on a platter with the leftover ribbons of cucumber or lettuce leaves and drizzle with the dressing (I did warn you that things could get a little messy). 

I used a vegetable peeler to shave ribbons off the cucumber, and the strands that don’t have seeds or too many seeds work best. Lay them flat on a clean tea towel to dry out before making the rolls.

How to poach the salmon here – remember you can just use fish stock if that’s easier. 

Dressing

  • 1Tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp soy
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • pinch of grated peeled ginger
  • pinch of dried chilli flakes (optional)

Whisk the dressing ingredients to emulsify or shake in a small jar.

If you are looking for inspiration for a few healthier recipes check out all of mine here.

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  1. Oooooh Sam lucky fish I loooove Italy!! You are going to have such an amazing time and it’ll be easy to eat healthy there too. They are very active out-doorsey people. Brad and I did a bike tour through Tuscany last year and it was glorious!! All the best on all your endevours!! Big hug Linda x

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