I have loved Salmon for as long as I can remember. I don't know how it started but I know in Salmon I have found a great companion. In my past life, during my many odd-hour business class travels (which I can only dream of now that I pay my own tickets), I was consoled that no matter how bad the airline food was, they'd serve some Salmon somehow.... Salads, Appetizers, Sandwiches somewhere.
Oft when I'd be stuck far away from home and waking up early in the morning to make it to some meeting through a traffic packed city (I consider mornings torture) I would sit with the newspaper (usually the entertainment section) and some beautiful slices of fresh Salmon at the breakfast table and wait for my senses to come alive enough to face the world.
When unsure what to eat in some unknown new location, I would often opt for Salmon Sandwiches or Salmon Salad or even Pasta which I knew would NEVER EVER fail me. So now, in my new not so jet set life, some nights when I really don't want to put much effort in and still have something great tasting... a Salmon Salad is what I head for! This is pretty much what was happening at dinner the day before.... and now I must share my never fail idiot recipe with you which has made me a happy idiot many a times!
Smoked Salmon - One Packet (or more depending on how hungry you are)
Potatoes - 5 medium sized ones (you can again have more but this particular recipe features this sized serving)
Olives - As many as you want depending on how much you love them
Been Sprouts - You can add Rocket or Spring Onions or anything that works for you (just boil or steam before adding)
Rosemary - To taste
Salt - To taste
Pepper - To Taste
Mayonnaise - 4 Teaspoons
Vinegar - 2 Teaspoons
Mustard - 2 Teaspoons (or more if you want)
Mix the Mayo, Mustard and Vinegar in a Bowl. Boil the potatoes (and the greens of your choice if they need boiling). Chop into small pieces and mix everything in the bowl. Add Salt, Pepper and Rosemary and keep trying bits and pieces till you get exactly the taste you want.
Serve on a platter and munch away.