Spinach and Ricotta wrapped in Salmon (served w/ tomato salsa and lemon wedges)

I daydream a lot. That is my confession. I daydream about vacations, beautiful beaches, sunshine, France, rich hot chocolate with foamy cream and delicate chocolate shards…..

Sometimes as I’m reading books, or sitting by the window, I find my mind drifting off into the distance. Often my daydreams involve food – specifically new recipes and creations. I know most of us dream about our Prince Charming, but food… delicious food is what I daydream about, enough to make me forget time and forget to stop drooling over my laptop. This recipe, in particular, came as a result of daydreaming. It was a summer few years back, when my cousin and sisters were sitting together chatting. We were just casually talking about food and soon enough all of us were drifting off in our own thoughts. Smoked salmon was what we were craving that day… seafood, beaches, creamy cheese and suddenly inspiration hit. To be frank, this came through a combined effort as we discussed and refined this recipe. It is simple. It is delicious. It is absolutely stunning. Though messy, but none of us really cared about the extra ricotta cheese smothered over our hands, however what we did mind was having to wait to taste it. We all impatiently stood there as the last click of the camera sounded and dived right into this dish. It was perfect and delicious for a warm summer’s day.

Ingredients:

  • 300g smoked Salmon
  • 2 handfuls Spinach
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Ready-made tomato salsa
  • Lemon wedges

How to make:

  1. Wash the spinach and prepare a board to start wrapping.
  2. Take a slice of salmon onto your board.
  3. Rip out a few spinach leaves (take away stalks) and put into the centre of the salmon.
  4. Dollop some ricotta cheese over (only a teaspoonful)
  5. Wrap up the salmon and use the ricotta to stick the salmon edges together
  6. Serve with salsa and tomato wedges.
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