Winter – let’s think of summer instead

LemonsLast weekend I went on a trip down memory lane and made a dish I remember tasting as a child when visiting one of my mother’s cousins sometime in the 1970s. Not entirely sure what prompted this wave of nostalgia, but the cousin lived in Bury St Edmunds for a short while and I guess my recent trips down to Bury must have sparked the old grey matter. It is food that’s normally found on a summer menu, but why not have a taste of summer in the midst of a leaden, dismal February.

Cucumber

Can you guess as you scroll down the pictures what I made? Last picture is the finished dish – with a label as let’s face it, it could be anything under all the green!!

Cream-cheese-lemons-cucumber

And along with the lemons, cucumber and cream cheese . . .

Parsley-and-cream

That’s some parsley and thick cream . . .

And-smoked-salmon

And finally the chopped smoked salmon and prawns. All blitzed together in the food processor and then into the lined mould.

Lining-the-mould

Finished.

The 1970s smoked salmon and prawn mousse - only small servings recommended!
The 1970s smoked salmon and prawn mousse – only small servings recommended!