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Enjoy a glass of wine and a salmon salad

We’re of the ‘a glass a day is good for you’ school of thought. And we all know the health benefits of salmon – rich in omega-3 fatty acids, loaded with B vitamins, and an excellent source of protein. So it really would be a remiss of you not to try this salmon salad with a glass of Spier 21 Gables Sauvignon Blanc on the side.

You can also use hot smoked trout (cooled and flaked) for this salad – you’ll find it in the fish deli section of most good supermarkets.

You can whip this Ilse van der Merwe recipe up in less than 10 minutes, and it serves four.

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You’ll need: 1 bunch watercress leaves, rinsed; 1/2 cucumber, peeled into ribbons with a peeler; 1 fennel bulb, finely cut and shaved; 200g cold smoked salmon or trout ribbons; 100g ricotta cheese, crumbled; a handful capers; fresh lemon juice; extra virgin olive oil; freshly ground black pepper and salt, to taste

To make: On a large salad platter (or on four individual plates), assemble the watercress leaves, then top with cucumber, fennel, salmon/trout, ricotta and capers. Drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil, then season to taste with salt & pepper.

Serve immediately with a glass of Spier 21 Gables Sauvignon Blanc … a pale lemon-green bright, fresh and invigorating Sauv Blanc, with refreshing hints of lemongrass and a lip-smacking, saline finish. R190 from shop.spier.co.za or your local supermarket.

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