As I said in my previous post, I begin a series of recipes that you could create for your festive table, to timely plan the Christmas table. The whole idea came to me when I thought to invite friends at home to celebrate my birthday and to enjoy my new tableware from IKEA. I decided therefore to try some dishes and present them to you here as festive proposals. I tried to find recipes that are not particularly difficult and do not require a lot of time in the kitchen.
I must confess that the competition part for the Food Blog Awards 2015, organized by VIMAGourmet magazine, has inspired me more than I expected. Besides all these wonderful props IKEA kindly offered and I ‘m using in my photography, I thought I’d show you some products from the food store that characterize the shop and with which you can easily and quickly build sophisticated dishes. At first I made the white chocolate mousse torte, in which I used IKEA ginger biscuits as a base; the next recipe is the one I will show you today. It is one of the two starters of the menu: canapés with potato salad and SILL DILL herring, on KNACKERBROD crackers with dill and sesame. This herring is marinated in onion, dill and pepper and you can find it in the food store refrigerators. The crackers match perfectly with this potato salad. The starter is completed with some salmon roe, which gives the necessary intense flavor. I will tell you this … the audience was thrilled! 😉
Recipes for the other dishes will be presented in the coming days.
Total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12-14 canapés
- 3 small potatoes
- 3 eggs
- 1 jar IKEA’s SILL DILL herring, drained (125 g./4.5 oz. drained weight)*
- ½ medium onion
- ½ apple, peeled
- 240 g.(8.5 oz.) Greek strained yoghurt, 2% fat
- 5g. (0.2 oz) chives (and some extra to decorate)
- salt, pepper
- 100 g. (3.5 oz.) salmon roe (red caviar)
- 4 IKEA’s KNACKERBROD crackers, cut into 4 pieces each
- Peel and wash the potatoes. Boil in lightly salted water and drain. Allow to cool.
- Boil eggs for 7 minutes. Allow to cool and then peel them.
- Cut the potatoes and eggs into small pieces and place them in a bowl.
- Do the same with the apple, herring, onion and chives.
- Add the yogurt and stir.
- Add salt and pepper, to taste and stir.
- Keep the potato salad refrigerated until serving time.
- To prepare the appetizer place some of the potato salad onto each cracker. Then add a little red caviar on potato salad and garnish with a spring of chives. Serve immediately.
Note: You can make the potato salad the day before and keep refrigerated.
*If you don’t have access to an IKEA store, you can substitute the SILL DILL herring with a marinated fish of your taste, which you can find in super market’s refrigerators.
PS. Today’s recipe posted for my candidacy in the “Food Blog Awards 2015”, particularly in the “Best Design & Site Architecture” category. If you would like to vote for me, login to your facebook account and click here. You should click the “like” button below the text. Thank you! 🙂