AT A GLANCE
Start this feast with iced vodka or aquavit.
|01||For pickles, layer cucumber and onion in separate bowls, scattering each layer with sea salt, stand for 1 hour, then drain well. Combine remaining ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Add cucumber and onion and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove cinnamon quills. Cool and transfer to sterilised jars and refrigerate until needed. Pickles will keep refrigerated for up to 3 weeks.|
|02||For beetroot salad, cook beetroot in separate saucepans of boiling salted water for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain, cool, peel and halve. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl, season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and whisk to combine. Add beetroot, toss to combine and transfer to a serving bowl.|
|03||For potato salad, place potatoes in a large saucepan of cold salted water, cover, bring to the boil and cook for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain, cool and cut into quarters. Combine potatoes and mayonnaise in a bowl, season to taste and combine. Transfer to a serving bowl and scatter with spring onion.|
|04||For mustard sauce, combine ingredients in a bowl, season to taste, whisk to combine and transfer to a serving dish.|
|05||For anchovy butter, place anchovies in a mortar and, using a pestle, pound to a smooth paste. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat, add anchovies, stir to combine and transfer to a serving dish. Serve hot or cold.|
|06||For dill mayonnaise, combine ingredients in a bowl and season to taste.|
|07||To serve, arrange shellfish on separate platters, with salads and sauces to the side. Serve with bread, butter and iced vodka.|
Note Celery seeds are available from Herbie's Spices and specialty food stores. To make iced vodka, place a full vodka bottle inside an empty milk carton, place a lemon slice down each side of the carton, fill halfway with water and freeze overnight. To serve, cut away milk carton.