Mexican Tortilla Trees with vegetables (8 portions)
- 8 Mexican wheat flour tortillas
- 400 grams of Chilean salmon fillet without the skin
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 160 grs of cream cheese at room temperature
- 1 tbsp fresh chopped coriander
- 1 cup cooked and ground artichoke hearts
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 clean broccoli
- 3 scallions
- ½ cup black olives without the pits
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
Cut away the first part of the green leaves of the chives reserving the whole remaining piece.
Slice the chives in fine lengthwise julienne and set aside in a bowl of ice water.
In the meantime, marinate the salmon fillet with lemon and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Heat a pan over medium heat and brown the salmon on both sides keeping it al dente. Salt and pepper to taste, and cool completely.
Once cool, finely crumble the salmon fillet
Mix the cream cheese with coriander and maintain at room temperature.
Spread each tortilla with cream cheese, cover with shredded salmon and finally minced artichoke hearts.
Roll the tortilla into a cylinder, wrap in baking paper or aluminum foil and refrigerate.
Cut lengthwise a piece of broccoli stalk into thin slices keeping on each one some small flowers.
Blanch the broccoli pieces in ½ liter of boiling water for 1 minute – until they are al dente. Drain and immediately submerge in cold water to stop the cooking process.
Prepare the serving plate:
Cut each tortilla roll into 8 equal pieces.
Form the base for the tortilla tree in the center of a medium size white plate, by spreading out the broccoli stalks like the spokes of a wheel, and then begin to form the shape of a tree by arranging a first layer of tortilla rolls and then repeating one after another, making each progressive one smaller in diameter so that they form a pyramid shape.
Cut the olives in half lengthwise, to form the body of a butterfly. Cut the tomatoes into four to form the wings of the butterflies and use them to decorate the edge of the dish.
Place the julienne chives around the tree. They will have twisted in the ice water to give the feeling of grass and plants.
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