Smoked Salmon Cannelloni with buttermilk/schnapps foam

Another quick starter, I just love… The airy, creamy filling (mascarpone and whipped cream) works perfectly with the smoked salmon. The buttermilk/schnapps foam just adds another twist. It’s the posh edition of the classic, smoked salmon and cream cheese, combo. Credits go to Bind, for the inspiration.


  • Smoked salmon
  • Mascarpone
  • Whipped cream
  • Mixed fresh herbs (i used: dild and tarragon)
  • Buttermilk
  • Creme fraiche
  • Schnapps

Whip the mascarpone until silky smooth. Whip the cream and fold into the mascarpone (half/half). Chop the herbs and add them to the mix. Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Place a slice of salmon on a piece of cleanfilm, add some of the filling and roll it together tightly. Set to cool and firm up, in the fridge.


Combine 1 part buttermilk and 1 part creme fraiche. Add a small amount of schnapps, season with salt and pepper (the buttermilk will provide the acidity). Blitz it all together until you have a nice foam.


Serve and….



scallops on guacamole

Scallops on guacamole

Here is a quick seafood starter for you. Make sure you don’t overpower the scallops by making the guacamole to strong. If you can’t get scallops, king prawns work just as well.


  • Scallops
  • Avocado
  • Finely chopped shallots
  • small pinch of smoked paprika
  • Cumin
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper
  • Butter

Mush the avocado together with the shallots, cumin, paprika and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.

Season the scallops and fry in oil, adding butter and lemon juice at the end.