Llys Meddyg Smoke Shed
Traditionally produced smoked salmon from Llys Meddyg Smoke Shed.
£35 a side, av. weight 1kilo (£3.50 per 100g)
Smoking has been a means of preservation essential to many cultures for centuries. Respecting traditional techniques, Ed has converted his garden shed into a smoking room to make hand-crafted smoked products. Not the least of which is his salmon.
The salmon used is sourced from Hidden Fjord - a Faroese company leading the world in ethical and environmentally sound aquaculture - visit www.hiddenfjord.com for more information.
If you're looking for smoked salmon for Christmas, why not order a side for just £35. Ed suggests leaving it unsliced and treating it 'like a ham,' taking slices as you need them, but he can cut it for you if you require.The salmon is packaged in greaseproof paper to avoid sweating.
Meanwhile, Hand Picked have put together some ways to enjoy the salmon with some very fine wine suggesdtions. Click here to order the wines.
Llys Meddyg Smoked Salmon on potato pancakes with horseradish cream
Mix mashed potato with a little milk, a beaten egg and a pinch of salt to make a thick but pourable batter. Mix creme fraiche and horseradish sauce to taste. I tend to go easy on the horseradish so it won't demolish the wine.
To cook the pancakes, drop a tablespoon or so of mixture onto a hot griddle, (i.e. like a drop scone) and cook until coloured and firm. Remove and allow to cool.
To serve, spoon some cream onto a pancake and top with salmon.
Eat with Jansz Vintage Brut Sparkling.
Llys Meddyg Smoked Salmon sandwiches
Use thickly cut, (preferably home-made) good granary bread. Spread richly with salted welsh butter. Layer generously with slices of salmon then grind on some black pepper. Grate on some fresh horseradish. Wrap in foil and go for a walk.
Eat with Hercule Stout, preferably on a cliff.