Eating lunch outside in the midst of nature is the most wonderful feeling at the countryside. I love dressing up the table with wildflowers and my entire family loves eating tapas style food, so we make a real event out of lunch time. We grilled some green mussels, had asparagus and smoked some salmon as well. Spending hours around the table is what the countryside life is all about…
We smoked some wild salmon in a smoker and served it quite naturally with dill, salt and pepper. The smokey flavour pushes wonderfully through, so you prefer to keep the fish as simple as possible due to it’s mild flavour.
Grilled Green Mussels
Make the topping for the mussels by mixing together the softened butter, oil chopped parsley, garlic and chilli. Add a little chunk of the butter mix on top of each halved mussel. Grill the mussels for about 5-10minutes. Squeeze lemon on top and a little bit of maldon salt.
White Asparagus with Lemon butter
Remove the ends and bad bits of the asparagus and boil for about 5 minutes until the stems are soft. Melt the butter in a saucepan, letting it become slightly brown. Add in the lemon zest of 1 lemon and thin slices of spring onion. Turn off the heat but let the sauce infuse the lemon flavour for a few minutes. Pour this on top of the asparagus; squeeze more lemon juice and sprinkle with salt and white pepper.