In April last year, hubs and I visited Norway for the first time en route back to UK. What a wonderful time we had, it is a truly beautiful, clean, magnificent forward thinking country.
Highlights included Husky sledding in the Arctic Circle waist deep in pure white powder being tugged along by a very excitable pack of doggies that only wanted to be in the snow and running, closely followed by ice-fishing in the middle of glistening frozen fjords and to top things off we managed to view the magnificent Northern Lights.
The food was one thing I remembered very well, it has to be said Norwegians nailed breakfast day in, day out; a complete smorgasbord or delicious simple ingredients which kept you coming back for thirds, if not fourths!
I wanted to recreate this beautiful memory just with a few ingredients, to help me relive the wonderful Arctic. A uncomplicated dish made with wild caught smoked salmon, boiled eggs, fresh rocket, baby cucumbers and a delicious homemade dill, horseradish, garlic, lemon & yoghurt dressing. The only cooking you have to do is boil an egg. I love it for breakfast lunch or dinner. Add some brown rice to the mix, chopped beets or new potatoes and mix up your meals.
Why is this dish good for you?
Wild caught Atlantic salmon is a good source of omega 3, which is the long chain fatty acids, essential for boosting immunity and reducing inflammation on the body. It is also a great source of protein which will help your body, repair, replenish and protect.
Rocket is alkalinising and detoxifying green. It is a stimulant for digestion and blood flow rich with vitamin C to aid with immunity.
Cucumber is not only great for your skin, hair and nails, as well being brilliant for people who might suffer from excessive sweating
Organic Eggs are a full protein that contain all essential amino acids, ideal to help your body replenish, nourish and heal your skin, tissues and muscles
Horseradish is a pungent root vegetable which is family to the radish. It is full of healing benefits, most commonly used to help relieve cold-flu symptoms and to help with hayfever type allergies. A great decongestant, antibacterial and also used as an antiseptic. It has properties which help stimulate good digestion which works well with rich and oily foods. Hence, it is often sided with oily fish or roast beef.
Dill is another beautifully pungent herb which I am loving this summer on lots of different dishes. According to this book dill has a carminative effect which helps ease dyspepsia, flatulence, bloating and unsettled stomachs. Dill water has been used as an effective remedy for colic in babies as it is mildly antibacterial.
Enjoy throwing this dish together, its perfectly simple using only a handful of ingredients.