Recipe for potted salmon and grillette sauce

By June 26th, 2018News

Head chef Dan Burridge is passionate about high quality seasonal ingredients and works with a bountiful supply of the region’s best produce. Here he shares his recipe for potted salmon with grillette sauce, the perfect make-ahead starter for easy entertaining at home. Starters like this that are a little out of the ordinary are the ideal way to start a meal. We’ll sure you’ll love this dish as much as we do!

Serves 4


Grillette sauce

  • 300ml whipped cream
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 tsp tomato purée
  • Half a cup of fresh tarragon
  • Salt and pepper

Potted salmon

  • 250g filleted salmon (organic or wild)
  • 300ml fish stock
  • 6 leaves gelatine
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 2 lemons
  • ½ cup parsley
  • ½ cup dill
  • ½ cup tarragon
  • 20 green peppercorns
  • 2 red peppers, roasted, peeled and diced
  • Salt and pepper

Stock vegetables

  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 white peppercorns
  • Spring of thyme
  • 1 small fennel bulb, roughly chopped
  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 stick of celery, rough chopped


Grillette Sauce

  • Whip the cream into soft peaks
  • Peel, deseed and dice the tomatoes
  • Juice one of the lemons and cut the other into segments
  • Finely chop the tarragon. Combine with the tomato and lemon, add the cream and stir to combine
  • Add the lemon juice and tomato purée and season the sauce with freshly ground black pepper

Potted Salmon

  • Gently poach the salmon in the fish stock with the stock vegetables for 8 minutes on a medium heat. Take off the heat and allow to cool.
  • Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water until soft.
  • Remove the salmon and return the stock to the heat. Add the gelatine to the stock and stir until completely dissolved. Strain and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Chop parsley, tarragon and dill. Separate the boiled egg, then chopped the egg white and yolk separately. Segment 1 lemon and zest the other.
  • Dice the salmon and scatter a few chunks in the bottom of Martini glasses to serve. Add a little bit of the diced egg, along with peppers, peppercorns, herbs, lemon segments and zest.
  • Pour a small amount of stock, just enough to cover the filling. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes to allow the jelly to set.
  • Take out and build another layer by repeating the process.
  • Once set, serve straight away with the grillette sauce on the side or spooned on the top. Delicious with rye bread.

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Love from Hart’s xx