Our Creative Cooking Crew April challenge was to pair a cocktail with a canapé. Easier said than done as I like my wine and rarely touch strong liquor except for sake and vodka on occasions.
Friends came to visit from Ireland and brought us some smoked salmon which I decided to use for this post.
The martini was made with equal parts of vodka and sake, ginger sugar and wasabi for the rim.
Cut the salmon in strips and place around mold to create the rose.
This was so easy to make and it does pack a lot of flavor as the Japanese 7 Spice has cayenne, sesame seeds, orange peel, ginger, Szechuan pepper, poppy seeds and strips of seaweed.
Impressive! What a beautiful presentation of the smoked salmon. I would never have thought of rimming a martini glass with wasabi. I can’t wait to try it. As usual, salud!
What a beautiful dish! Love the mix of flavours and the presentation is flawless!
Looks beautiful — love the rose effect. Plus the salmon with vodka and the Asian spice with sake seems like great pairings!!”
Great presentation and I really like your drink, I’ll have a glass please 🙂
Clever girl! I like the salmon rose and the combo, pretty classic vodka and smoke salmon but with the Japanese twist. I also love the plate, Maureen.
Oh no! I thought I was replying on Maureen’s blog! hahah! Oh dear, sorry Mizz Norma. This is what happens when you blog hungover….heheh….I need your sake tini.
This looks so good …