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
P/S: Happy Australia Day!