Green tea marinated salmon scones

This zingy marinade infuses the fish, curing it slightly overnight.
Less than 45 minutes (+ marinating time)

Makes about 9

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Ingredients:

  • 150-200g whole fresh salmon fillet, skin removed
 

Marinade:

  • 8 bags PnP green tea with lemon
  • 1 cup (250ml) boiling water
  • 2cm knob fresh ginger, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) rice wine vinegar
  • Grated peel of 1 lime
  • 6 sprigs fresh dill + extra for serving
  • 1 tsp (5ml) fish sauce

Scones:

  • 2 cups (300g) flour + extra for dusting
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) baking powder
  • ½ tsp (3ml) salt
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) castor sugar
  • ⅓ cup (80g) butter, chilled
  • 1 extra-large egg + extra whisked egg for brushing
  • ½ cup (125ml) milk

For serving:

  • 1 tub (250g) crème fraîche (cream cheese works well too)
  • 1 packet (100g) snacking cucumbers, peeled into ribbons
  • 1 packet (80g) watercress
  • 1 packet (20g) micro herbs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lemon juice

Method

  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a zip-seal bag.
  2. Add salmon, seal and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 180°C. And line a baking tray with baking paper.
  4. Combine dry ingredients for scones and create a well in the center of the bowl.
  5. Whisk milk and egg together in a jug and pour into well.
  6. Combine ingredients with a fork, using a cutting motion and turning bowl slightly after each stroke to create a flaky texture.
  7. Bring dough together with your hands, then transfer to a lightly floured surface.
  8. Shape into a 4-5cm thick disc.
  9. Cut out dough circles using a 5-6cm cookie cutter and place on baking tray.
  10. Combine leftover dough and repeat to create about 9 scones.
  11. Brush tops with whisked egg and bake for 18-22 minutes until golden.
  12. Cool scones on a wire rack.
  13. Slice marinated salmon thinly.
  14. Top scones with crème fraîche, sliced salmon, cucumber ribbons and herbs.
  15. Season, drizzle with lemon juice and serve.

GOOD IDEA:
Thin slices of salmon can also be served on blinis, mini flapjacks, sandwiches or crostinis. Add chopped herbs like rosemary or thyme to savoury scones, or 1⁄2 cup grated parmesan, or a dash of paprika for extra flavour.

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