This Smoked Salmon Appetizers recipe is so easy to make, with only 4 ingredients can be prepared in minutes. Perfect to make if you're stuck for a last minute appetizer for a family gathering or holiday party.
When I hear party, I usually think about all the work and preparation going on in the background. It takes a lot of work to make something look effortless. Usually I'm stressing about the timing of cooking the main meal and sides to be ready at the same time. The last thing I want to do is make a difficult and time consuming appetizer. Whether you need an appetizer for a Christmas party or a birthday party, this recipe is easy and delicious.
How to make Smoked Salmon Appetizers
I'm not sure if I would classify this as a Russian appetizer, but the flavors and ingredients are all used in the Russian kitchen. I always have Russian dark rye bread at home, the darker the better! If you can find Russian Borodinsky Rye bread with caraway seeds, it's perfect for this recipe! Using a 2" round cutter makes the appetizer or canapé the perfect size to serve. You can use Pumpernickel breads well, it will work just as well.
You can be pretty generous with the amount of cream cheese that you add on the rye bread rounds, I like lots of cream cheese. The smoked salmon pieces are folded in half and placed on the dill cream cheese. You can roll up the salmon into little roses to make them look a bit fancy, but this is meant to be a quick and easy appetizer recipe.
This appetizer looks even more impressive if you make a homemade Beetroot Gravlax instead of using smoked salmon. The deep pink infused colors of the cured salmon makes for an amazing conversation piece.
Your whole family will love this easy to make Smoked Salmon Appetizer. Sliced smoked Salmon, dill cream cheese on rye bread rounds (or pumpernickel). This simple 4 ingredients recipe is the perfect salmon canape for the holidays. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
Smoked Salmon Appetizers on Russian Rye
- Dark Rye bread can use Pumpernickel
- 250 gram /8oz spreadable cream cheese
- 100 g smoked salmon
- fresh dill
- Using a small 2" round cookie cutter, cut out circles from the rye bread.
- Finely chop about 2 tablespoons of fresh dill and mix into the cream cheese. Adjust dill up or down according to your taste.
- Generously spread the cream cheese mixture on the dark rye bread circles. Top with a piece of smoked salmon and garnish with a sprig of fresh dill.