Salmon & Okra on an Endive Boat with Paprika Salsa

Salmon & Okra on an Endive Boat with Paprika Salsa

These are a delicious "endive boats" with sticky okra and smoked salmon. The key is the salsa sauce with lots of paprika! They're perfect for a party.

Ingredients: 3-6 servings

1 head's worth
Smoked salmon
4-6 pieces
Avocado and fresh mushrooms
as needed
Dill (optional)
a small amount
Paprika salsa sauce (an easy-to-make amount):
Paprika (red and yellow)
20 g each
Red onion
20 g each
Extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons
Whole grain mustard
1 rounded teaspoon
1 teaspoon
White wine vinegar
1 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon
Oregano (dried)
a small amount


1. Make the salsa sauce beforehand. Chop the paprika and the red onion finely and mix with the rest of the ingredients for the salsa sauce.
2. Cut the endive leaves one by one at the base of the leaves. Blanch the okra, cut in half lengthwise, and slice diagonally.
3. First, fill the endive leaves with okra and avocado (or thinly sliced mushrooms).
4. Gently top the vegetables with the smoked salmon cut into bite-sized pieces.
5. Arrange the okra between the pieces of salmon.
6. Drizzle the salsa sauce over the boats right before serving. Garnish with dill leaves if available.
7. If the "endive boats" are unstable, thinly slice the bottoms with a knife to stabilize them.
8. The paprika salsa can be used in different dishes. Add it to a smoked salmon or cured ham salad, to give it a touch of flair.

Story Behind this Recipe

These simple okra and endive "boats" that I had at a friend's house were so delicious that I wanted to make them myself. I have changed the recipe a little to make them look fancier. It has become my family's staple party dish.