Salmon and Mint Crushed Broad Beans on Ricotta and Grilled Bread

, from Issue #36. August, 2015
Photography by Manja Wachsmuth.
Salmon and Mint Crushed Broad Beans on Ricotta and Grilled Bread

Serves: 4


300 grams hot smoked salmon
500 gram packet frozen broad beans
200 grams ricotta (I used Clevedon Valley Buffalo Co.)
finely grated zest 1 lemon
8 slices ciabatta
olive oil
1 clove garlic, peeled
small handful rocket

Mint oil
¼ cup finely chopped mint
¼ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 clove garlic, crushed
sea salt and freshly ground pepper


Mint oil: Combine the ingredients in a bowl and season.

Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and drop in the broad beans. Cook for 2 minutes after the water has returned to the boil. Drain and refresh in cold water. Peel, discarding the skins, and place the beans in a bowl. Lightly crush half the beans with a fork, leaving the rest whole then stir through half the mint oil.

Combine the ricotta and lemon zest in a bowl and season.

Brush both sides of the bread with olive oil and grill until golden and crisp. Rub one side of the bread with the cut side of a clove of garlic.

To assemble: Spread the grilled bread with ricotta and place on serving plates. Spoon over the broad beans and top with pieces of salmon. Drizzle with the remaining mint oil and garnish with rocket.