Baked Smoked Salmon Potato Skins

Baked Smoked Salmon Potato Skins


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These potato skins make a really special and nutritious snack to enjoy with drinks. They are filled with smoked salmon and yoghurt.

Elaine Russell

Serves: 8 

  • 8 small roasting potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 125g smoked salmon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup (175g) plain low-fat yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • small sprigs of fresh dill to garnish

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:1hour35min  ›  Ready in:2hours 

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Scrub the potatoes and dry them with paper towels. Thread them onto metal skewers – this helps them to cook more quickly. Brush the skin of the potatoes with 1 tablespoon of the oil then sprinkle with a little salt. Arrange on a baking tray and bake for 1 – 1 1/4 hours or until tender.
  2. Remove the potatoes from the skewers and cut them in half lengthways. Scoop out the flesh, leaving a layer of potato next to the skin about 1 cm thick. (Use the scooped-out flesh for fish cakes or mash to make a savoury pie topping.) Cut each piece in half lengthways again, and place, flesh-side up, on a large clean baking tray.
  3. Melt the margarine with the remaining oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Lightly brush this mixture over the flesh side of the potato skins. Return to the oven and bake for a further 12–15 minutes or until golden and crisp.
  4. Meanwhile, cut the smoked salmon into thin strips and sprinkle with the lemon juice. Mix together the yoghurt, capers and chopped dill in a bowl, then stir in the salmon.
  5. Allow the potato skins to cool for 1–2 minutes then top each with a little of the salmon and yoghurt mixture. Garnish each with a small sprig of dill and serve while the potato skins are still warm.

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Reviews (2)


Took shortcuts. I parboiled the potatoes for 10 minutes and reduced the initial baking time to 30. - 16 Oct 2009


So I made these for a girls lunch with salad and they were definitely filling enough. I also think you could easily omit the smoked salmon if serving for vegetarians cos the dill, yoghurt, caper is a v nice mix. - 16 Oct 2009

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