Green Pea Spaetzle with Smoked Salmon Sauce
- prep time 1 min
- total time 10 min
- serves 6
2 cup frozen green peas
½ cup water or milk
4 green onions, tops and bottoms
½ tsp salt
2 cup flour
½ cup olive oilSmoked Salmon Sauce
¼ cup cream cheese
6 slices smoked salmon, sliced
1 red onion, chopped
1 handful chopped dill
2 Tbsp capers
1 lemon juiced and zested
4 Tbsp butter or olive oil (optional)
1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Meanwhile puree the peas, eggs, water, onions and salt together using a blender or food processor. Pour into a mixing bowl. Add the flour and oil and stir until combined. Using a rubber spatula push the batter through the large holes of a standard box grater, push from the inside allowing the batter to ooze through the outside holes and fall into the boiling water. Stir gently and cook until tender, about two minutes.
2. Strain out the spaetzle and immediately toss while still a bit wet with the cream cheese. Toss until the cream cheese melts and forms a sauce with the hot spaetzle. Add the smoked salmon, red onion, dill, capers and lemon. Toss and serve immediately.
3. Alternatively brown the spaetzle for a few minutes before making the smoked salmon sauce. Strain it out of the boiling water, drain well and add to a preheated sauté pan with the melted butter or olive oil. Brown lightly and continue as above.Smoked Salmon Sauce
1. Mix all ingredients together.