Hot smoked salmon lemon shells
A tricky recipe but well worth the effort. Ideal as a simple starter and a more updated version than the 1970’s stuffed lemon.
Recipe type: Starter
Cuisine: European
Serves: 2
  • 1 lemon
  • 100 g hot smoked salmon
  • 2 tbps crème fraiche
  • ½ sweet red pepper, chopped finely
  • Handfull of fresh chives, snipped
  • Rock salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Wash and cut lemon in half. Remove pips and membrane while keeping the shell intact. Set aside.
  2. Flake the hot smoked salmon, then add the salmon, sweet red pepper, crème fraiche and seasoning to a medium bowl and gently combine ingredients.
  3. Place equal spoonfuls of hot smoked salmon mixture into lemon shells.
  4. Season to taste and serve, topped with snipped chives.
Recipe by Edinburgh Foody at