Recipe: Anna Barnett’s Smoked Salmon & Parsley Waffles

Anna Barnett Denby - Salmon Waffle

Tableware: Natural Canvas by Denby

This is a great brunch option when you fancy something a little different and indulgent.

Preparation Time 10 – 15 minutes

Cooking Time 5 minutes

Serves 4 – 6


Waffle mixture:

Knob of butter

4 baby shallots – finely sliced and lightly fried

250g plain flour

2 tsp baking powder

375 ml full fat milk

2 organic eggs – whisked

200g butter – melted and cooled

2 spring onions – finely sliced

Small bunch of parsley leaves – finely chopped

Generous sprinkle of sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

¼ zest of lemon

50g smoked salmon – roughly diced

Lemon & Basil Sour Cream:

½ zest of lemon

Handful of basil leaves- stems removed

Sprinkle of sea salt flakes

Good drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

Half a pot (150g) of sour cream

150-200g smoked salmon to serve

2 avocados

Peel of half a lemon – finely sliced


Melt a knob of butter in a pan and then add the finely sliced shallots, cook until soft and sticky.

Next, melt 200g of butter and set to one side to cool.

In a mixing bowl combine the plain flour, baking powder, milk, eggs and the cooled melted butter. Mix until thoroughly combined but don’t over do it. Next, gently fold in the cooked shallots, spring onions, parsley and smoked salmon.

Turn your waffle maker on and wait for it to reach optimum temperature then brush with butter and spoon in around 2-3 tablespoons of the waffle mixture (give it a gentle stir before transferring to the waffle make to make sure you don’t miss the salmon and shallots). Cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden and crisp.

For the lemon and basil sour cream, simply muddle the lemon zest, basil leaves and salt flakes then add in a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Gently stir into the sour cream leaving it marbled.

Serve the waffles with half an avocado and a generous slice of smoked salmon and a dollop of basil sour cream. Sprinkle over your finely sliced lemon zest, add a little extra black pepper and serve.

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