Smoked Salmon Appetizers and Salad


Earlier this week, while shopping for some smoked salmon so we can have a healthy salad for dinner - I was stuck in a serious dilemma at the supermarket for a good 3 minutes! You see, I only needed 200g of smoked salmon to make my salad. But, I've worked it out that if I buy 200g only, the price per kg was $60! On the other hand, buying a whole 1kg packet of smoked salmon was only $30/kg. There is another twist - the 1kg bag was on special because it has already been thawed and therefore I could not re-freeze them. Once opened, it needs to be used up within 24 hours. Could hubby and I really eat 1kg worth of salmon within 24 hours? That's dinner + lunch + dinner, lol. YEAHHH why not! A bit of a salmon overload, but salmon's a good source of Omega 3 so that's our intake for the month all sorted! Umm... I don't think it works that way but oh well!

To make these Smoked Salmon Appetizers, you will need to stack these ingredients:
  • Paris Mini Toasts
  • Spreadable Creamed Cheese
  • Smoked Salmon, cut into squares
  • Fresh Dill herbs

Another way you can serve a Smoked Salmon Appetizer using the same ingredients (without mini toasts) is to roll a chunk of creamed cheese using your palms to form a thin cylinder shaped mould, and then wrap the sliced salmon pieces around the cheese, cut them into chunks and serve garnished with Dill. Absolutely beautiful presentation and delicious!

 

And then, to make an easy Smoked Salmon Salad, toss these ingredients together:
  • Mixed Green Salad Leaves
  • Half a cucumber, thinly sliced
  • Cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • Smoked salmon, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced into pieces
  • Pecan nuts, crushed (optional)
  • Ranch / Caesar dressing
  • A drizzle of lemon juice
Just when I thought I have had enough salmon, there is still ONE more salmon dish to blog about... that one is kinda special so I will reserve a solo blog entry for that recipe.

P/S: Happy Australia Day!


35 comments:

Tes said...

Such a beautiful appetizers. The picture are really stunning :)

Foodiva said...

Happy Australia Day! I could quite easily eat all these salmon creations of yours... they're healthy AND delicious!

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Lizzy said...

Beautiful!!!! I, too, could make a day of eating just smoked salmon :)

Stephanie said...

Salmon! I love it! I've been trying to find an excuse to pick up a bag of it one of these days. I love to eat it on its' own, though. It doesn't need much else. But, you make it look so fancy and cute!!

Sandra said...

Stunning photos, amazing recipe..I am totally drooling over it! Looks fantastic!!!

Becky said...

Your appetizers sound so delicious and healthy and your pictures are gorgeous as always!
I love salmon, but my husband doesn't. I buy it for me on occasion,and eat it all myself:)

Kate @ Diethood.com said...

Happy Australia Day! You have some really yummy treats to celebrate with ... I'd love to have a few of these right now - smoked salmon is my favorite fish.

busygran said...

Oh Wow! These are great appetizers! Your pictures are beautiful!

Mina @ Angellove's Cooking said...

Soo beautiful and tempting again!!! You are amazing :)

Torviewtoronto said...

beautiful and delicious

Peggy said...

What great appetizer ideas! And I absolutely love that gorgeous salad! Definitely colorful and I'm sure tasted amazing!

Kim - Liv Life said...

Kim... simply stunning pictures!!! I discovered Smoked Salmon on our Tahiti cruise last year and fell in love with it. I haven't used it for a while, but I'm eager to have some again!
Love the toast recipe... this just might work on my Super Bowl Table!!

Simply Life said...

Oh this is gorgeous and looks SO good!

Amy Bakes Everything said...

So gorgeous! You got that smoked salmon whipped, girl!

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

I never had salmon in my whole life! Hahaha...can U believe that? I'm actually weak with fishes. Only fried ones will go down my throat. ;)

U made the dish looks so appetizing!

lena said...

if i were you, i wld also take a kilo of those salmons back home and i'm sure you wld have so many ideas what to do with that..looking foward to your next post..great looking salad!

Joy said...

All of your appetizers are so beautiful! I was shocked at the price of salmon for you (until I realized you live in Australia), especially since I live in Eastern Canada where it all originates. I think my favourite is the roll up with the cream cheese. It will definitely make everyone in my family happy!

Michelle Chin said...

I love smoked salmon! You must be enjoying your smoked salmon party with so much goodies in your kitchen!

Victor said...

I love smoked salmon. Such a great appetizer!

Quay Po Cooks said...

Kim, you outdo yourself again! I love the photos! Nice composition and without a doubt, the smoke salmon appetizer and the salad looks divine! I am looking forward to see you join the fun of my Valentine's Giveaway.

happywhennothungry said...

Wow this looks so delicious and fresh too! Thanks for sharing!

Chef Dennis said...

hi Kim
wow, you really gave us some wonderful options using that lovely salmon! I love the little toasts!
Congrats on your top9 post today!
Dennis

Claire Gallam said...

These are so freaking gorgeous, almost too pretty to eat! Not to mention, they look SUPER easy to prepare!

Becky said...

Congrats on the Top 9 today!

She's Cookin' said...

I could eat salmon for an entire day! You've made my favorite appetizer, too :) Beautifully photographed and presented - Congrats on the Top 9!

Imwaytoobusy said...

I just remembered this post was coming and had to look for it :) I LOVE the cream cheese, dill, and salmon roll-up! Can't go wrong!

Lisa @ Tarte du Jour said...

I adore smoked salmon and these little bites look delicious! I have a friend that smokes her own salmon and I use that in my tarts. Congrats on the top 9!

Hester Casey - Alchemy said...

I love smoked salmon and usually have a few slices in the fridge. Not sure I could cope with a kilo though. The appetizers look amazing, so I could try... Congrats on the top 9! Well deserved.

Koci said...

As far as smoked salmon goes, for me, there's never enough!! I love that stuff, so all of your renditions are making me a bit drool-y, which is somewhat dangerous for the well being of my laptop. :D

Donna said...

Thanks Kim! I just got a gift basket at Christmas with smoked salmon AND mini toasts! Thanks for giving me an idea of what to do with it....and of course, gorgeous to boot!

Happy belated Australia day!

Edible Art said...

kimba, these look amazing!
hmmm i might change it up a bit using tuna tho
yum yum

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Naoko said...

This would be really great when I have guess over the house. So Delicious Looking.

Mindy said...

This looks totally amazing! Going to make this for my 5th year anniversary in August! Thanks so much! And love your blog (:

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