Here is another selection of savoury snacks I’ve recently served and eaten with martinis.
Roasted and salted soy beans.
Prawns on lettuce with Peking duck sauce and fried spicy broad beans.
You can get a lot of good stuff in IKEA.
Fish roe goes well in Swedish croustades.
Here are some of the filled croustades, as well as some Japanese nuts and seaweed snacks.
Here are some more croustades with a smidgen of Sås senap and dill (a type of sweet Swedish mustard) topped up with Tångkorn (a salty seaweed extract) with a fleck of lemon peel to garnish.
I like to keep a selection of things like peanuts, pistachio nuts, Bombay mix etc just in case you need an emergency martini (it happens).
A simple favourite: Bombay mix and olives stuffed with anchovies.
MUM’S ROAST BEEF!
Sage leaves fried in butter with garlic and walnuts (see here for the recipe).
Steak. After you cook it, let it rest for about 5 minutes then slice it thinly.
Scrumptious pieces of grilled Parma ham.
Olives and squid.
Elk and pork sausage.
Fried salmon skin.
Fried sage leaves again, but this time with no additions of garlic or nuts.
And finally, happiness is finding an olive (or three) at the bottom of your martini when you’re hungry, said a very wise man.