Pea fritters with roast tomatoes and hot smoked salmon

These bright, minty fritters are lovely eaten simply with a dollop of yogurt, but taste even better when topped with quick-roast tomatoes and hot smoked salmon.

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients

100g frozen peas, defrosted

2 salad onions, trimmed and finely chopped

6 mint sprigs, leaves picked and chopped

70g self-raising flour

¼ tsp baking powder

1 large egg, lightly beaten

4 tbsp whole milk

1 tbsp vegetable oil

150g pack Scottish kiln roasted salmon, flaked

3-4 tbsp natural yogurt

 

ROAST TOMATOES

3 plum tomatoes, halved

2 thyme sprigs, leaves picked

1 garlic clove, sliced

½ tsp caster sugar

½ tbsp olive oil

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6. Put the tomatoes, cut-side up, on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Scatter over the thyme leaves, garlic and sugar; season. Drizzle over the olive oil and roast for 20-25 minutes, until softened and beginning to char; set aside.

2. After 10 minutes, start making the fritters. Put the peas in a large bowl and crush them with a potato masher, then stir in the salad onions and mint; season. Stir in the flour and baking powder, followed by the egg and milk, beating to a smooth, thick batter.

3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large, non-stick frying pan set over a high heat. Spoon in the batter to make 4 even fritters. Cook over a medium-high heat for 2 minutes on each side, until golden. Serve with the kiln roasted salmon, roast tomatoes and yogurt.