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Dark Puss

Until I followed your Ras el Hanout link I wasn't sure where the rose petals were as "Head of the Shop" spice mix quite often doesn't contain them and many that I've used (or made) haven't. Do you think they were detectable? I have recently eaten Armenian rose petal jam (from I think the San Lazzaro degli Armeni in Venice) and although it was "interesting" I'm not keen to spread it on my toast again.

Cornflower

The rose was detectable in terms of smell and taste - subtle, but present - and the little bits of petal added to the effect.
I haven't tried rose petal jam. Might it be better on scones, say, or in a version of bakewell tart?

Dark Puss

Perhaps; it was the taste - I found it strange and I didn't really like it (to my surprise).

Mr Cornflower

In my scrap book there is a 1970s recipe for rose petal sandwiches, which I regret to say I have never tried. But if anyone out there is interested, it's a thick layer of fragrant rose petals between thinly sliced and lightly buttered white bread, seasoned with a very little salt and pepper. Tell us how you get on.

Cornflower

I think you have to cut off the bitter 'heel' of the petal before using.

ctussaud

I have a penchant for radish sandwiches; grate and salt your radishes and squeeze out as much water as you can. Add some mayonnaise and a bit of yoghourt and make the sandwiches with white bread. Cut the rounds into smaller shapes to exploit the lovely colour of the pink filling.

Deirdre

Rose Tea by Yogi Teas, is very "rosy" and surprisingly pleasant - a comforting kind of tea! But whenever I cook using rose water I'm not always convinced I should have added it as it can have an overpowering scent. Rose sandwiches? I'm not sure about them! I've made note of your salmon recipe and will check at the "toko" to see if they have the spice because this recipe sounds delicious. (A "toko" here in NL is a small shop where you can buy spices & food from far-away lands, which you won't find in the regular supermarket!)

Cornflower

I'd like to try that. Thankyou, Curzon.

Cornflower

I must try the Yogi rose tea (we have Rose Pouchong when we can get it and I love that). Good luck with the spices, Deirdre - Alex Mackay's recipe specifies curry powder, but I found that a bit too assertive.

Dark Puss

I've certainly eaten the "correct" type of rose petals raw and based on that experience I'm not volunteering to be the first to test this exciting culinary gem from the 1970s.

Cornflower

Talk about mimsy food ...

Claire

I have a tub of Ras el Hanout in my spice cupboard which I see is a year out of date and unopened. However, I'm not going to let that stop me cooking this salmon dish. Seems like a good moment to open it.

Cornflower

Yes, do give it a try, and I think it would be great with chicken or lamb, too.

Deirdre

My son made this for us last night and it was delicious! He followed your recipe above, so, thank you!

Cornflower

So glad you enjoyed it, Deirdre!

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