I’m feeling inspired by St. Patrick’s Day, so I went on the hunt for some traditional Irish faire. Irish Soda Bread immediately came to mind. I found this great healthy recipe for Soda Bread that pairs perfectly with smoked salmon, which is apparently quite popular in Ireland. The result? Delicious!
Brown Soda Bread
- Cooking spray
- 11 1/4 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 2 1/2 cups)
- 2 1/4 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/2 cup)
- 1/2 cup steel-cut oats (such as McCann’s)
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon wheat germ
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups low-fat buttermilk
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1. Preheat oven to 325°.
- 2. Coat a 9 x 5–inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Line the pan with parchment paper, and coat with cooking spray.
- 3. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flours and next 6 ingredients (through salt). Combine buttermilk and egg; add to flour mixture. Stir just until combined.
- 4. Spoon the mixture into prepared pan. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Invert bread onto a wire rack; cool completely. Remove parchment; slice bread into 12 slices.
Smoked Salmon with Tangy Horseradish Sauce
- 1/3 cup organic canola mayonnaise (such as Spectrum)
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
- 1 tablespoon whole-grain Dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 12 slices Brown Soda Bread
- 12 thin slices smoked salmon (about 8 ounces)
- Fresh dill sprigs (optional)
- 1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well.
- 2. Place 2 slices Brown Soda Bread on each of 6 plates; top each slice with 1 salmon slice and about 1 teaspoon sauce. Garnish with dill, if desired.