Foodie Friday: Smoked Salmon on Toast (Hors d'oeuvre)

First Friday of the month: Mom-Cook / Recipe

I can't believe I'm writing my last Foodie Friday post for 2013!!!  I still have a few more food posts lined up for you, so I'll try to share them here before we end the year.  Since I still can't beat my number one blog post - the No-bake Blueberry Cheesecake, which I shared after Christmas of 2010, I've decided to keep it more simple this time.  Using cream cheese and smoked salmon, I think this simple hors d'oeuvre is festive enough and still a wonderful dish to serve at your holiday parties and other special occasions.

About 2 months ago, I bought a pack of this smoked salmon from the neighborhood grocery because the girl was curious how salmon tastes like.  We don't normally eat dishes with salmon so I never buy fresh salmon or frozen fillets, except on a occasions when I feel like cooking something "fancy", like this creamy salmon caviar pasta.  I did not complete the ingredients for her tasting dish, so this pack of smoked salmon stayed in the freezer until 4 weeks ago, when I bought a baguette.

I told the girl she can finally try this "colored fish" she was curious about with her favorite toasted baguette with cream cheese.  It was one of those nights when I was too lazy to cook an additional ulam, and decided I'd just eat this appetizer as my dinner.  J did too (since he's on a "diet")!

The verdict: she did not like it, hihihihi! But still, I was proud of my no-cook meal.  I immediately shared this on Instagram! =)

No need for the recipe list since there's no measurement here.  All you need are the following:


Pack of good quality smoked salmon
Slices of toasted baguette (any bread variety you fancy, as long as it's crusty and crunchy when toasted)
Cream cheese (any brand you like)
Capers (for garnish and added tang and flavor; optional 'coz others don't like this)
Lemon wedge

Toast your bread, spread cream cheese, lay down a slice of salmon, and top with capers.
Arrange and serve on a platter with lemon wedges.

Squeeze some lemon juice over the salmon and devour!  I paired my hors d'oeuvre (this was my dinner so I ate 6) with my favorite Beringer White Zinfandel.  Perfection!

Hope you try this easy-peasy fancy appetizer... not just during the holidays.  Instead of capers, why not garnish with caviar instead?
Feeling soshal lang! =)


Other recipes you might like to try:
My first salmon dish - Creamy Salmon and Caviar Pasta.
The girl's indulgence - Caviar and Cream Cheese on Toast

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