Smoked Salmon Salad with Dill Havarti Popovers
A delicious salad of smoked salmon, shredded dill Havarti cheese and thinly sliced cucumber tossed with your favorite vinaigrette and served with dill Havarti popovers.
2 large eggs
1 cup 2% or whole milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Wisconsin Dill Havarti Cheese*
1 (5-ounce) package spring greens or mixed salad greens (8 cups packed greens)
1 cup thinly sliced peeled cucumber
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Wisconsin Dill Havarti Cheese
1/4 cup bottled vinaigrette or Italian salad dressing
4 ounces thinly-sliced, smoked salmon, cut crosswise into strips
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill
- For Popovers: Preheat oven to 450ºF (230ºC). Whisk eggs in a medium bowl; whisk in milk. Add flour and salt; whisk well. (Some small lumps of flour will remain.) Whisk in butter.
- Coat eight 6-ounce custard cups or ramekins** with cooking spray; dust lightly with flour. Pour batter into cups filling 1/3 full. Divide cheese evenly over batter. Pour remaining batter over cheese filling cups 2/3 full. Place cups on a baking sheet; bake 15 minutes.
- Reduce oven temperature to 350ºF (175ºC); continue baking 20 to 25 minutes longer until puffed and deep golden brown (do not open oven during baking time). Immediately remove popovers from muffin pan to serving plates.
- For Salad: While popovers are baking, combine greens, cucumber, cheese and dressing in a large bowl. Toss well and transfer to four serving plates. Top salads with salmon and dill. Serve with hot from the oven popovers.
Makes 4 servings.
*If Dill Havarti Cheese is not available, use regular Wisconsin Havarti Cheese tossed with 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill or 1/4 teaspoon dried dill for the popovers.
**Popovers may be made in a muffin tin (medium size with 4-ounce cups). Coat 10 of the cups of a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray. Fill 10 cups as directed and bake as above.
Recipe and photograph courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.