|Margarita's International Recipes|
This salad is both elegant and simple, and I think shows a hint of Russian influence in Azeri cuisine. The smoked salmon can be substituted by red caviar (I had meant to use caviar, but I forgot to put the little caviar jar in the fridge and alas, I had to throw it away), and my guests tell me that it goes very well with the hardboiled eggs. So well, indeed, that I may serve that as an easy hors'doeuvre in the future.
The rest of the salad left something to be desired - some salad dressing, to be exact. One of my guests really liked the punch given by the scallions while anotehr one wasn't so fond of it. The original recipe called for lettuce, I substituted with salad greens to make it a bit more interesting. The presentation is mine, to take a look at how it's supposed to look see the original recipe. Note that the proportions in the original recipe seem to be for 1 person, my version below is for four.
Salad with smoked salmon
4 eggs, hard-boiled 2 oz smoked salmon 1 cucumber 1 tomato 2 cups salad greens 1 bunch scallions
Slice hard-boiled eggs in half, remove part of the yolk and replace with pieces of smoked salmon. Slice cucumber, tomato and scallions. Place salad greens, cucumber, tomato slices and eggs on 4 individual plates and sprinkle sliced scallions on top. Serve.
Adapted from an Azerbaijan Cookery recipe.