5 Ingredient Smoked Salmon Appetizers with Mascarpone Cheese and Herbs to Knock Your Socks Off !
| to make these salmon appetizers you will need some good quality smoked salmon like This from Williams-Sonoma|
How are your holiday preparations going ? I’m hosting Christmas again this year and as excited as I am about it, I also stress myself with way too many dishes that don’t even fit in our fridge. So this year I really want to have a relaxing day and enjoy the company, food and conversations.
One way to simplify is to have ready a tray of appetizers that can be chilled overnight and set on the table the moment your guests get there. One of my favorite things from that tray are these easy smoked salmon appetizers !
Let me tell you how simple and amazing these little salmon bites are. First of all smoked salmon is packed with flavor, needs no salt and comes sliced in a package just ready to be served. So I scooped some creamy Mascarpone cheese on top of each slice of salmon, then sprinkled it with fresh chives and dill and rolled them up in bite size rolls. Freshly cracked black pepper is all these appetizers need as a final touch and you are all set to entertain like a Boss Lady.
I actually made these as a lunch for the BatMan last week and because he killed an entire plate in about 5 minutes I gave my verdict that these salmon appetizers are a keeper. And heck yes to making my life easier in the kitchen, especially during the holidays !
Let’ be honest kids, I make a huge pot of this CIOPPPINO every single Christmas, and a lot of rustic garlic Bruschetta to mop up our plates. But because I still have plenty of meat eaters at my table I also make this timeless blood orange beef and butternut squash stew the night before.
And really, it wouldn’t be the Love Shack without my Italian Tiramisu cheesecake dessert, so by the time Christmas morning rolls around and the guests start showing up I’m ready to open a bottle of bubbly and kick my feet up with tray of these salmon appetizers on my lap.
These are so easy that I was questioning whether or not they are worthy of the word recipe attached to them…? But hey, there are 5 ingredients in these to die for salmon appetizers, and that justifies the title of recipe in my world 😉
Plus this is all about rustic living, simple foods that can be enjoyed without much fuss even at the Christmas table, no fork needed, I won’t judge.
Note worthy: using Wild smoked salmon here makes all the difference in the taste and texture of these salmon appetizers. As i always say, it is the simple things kids, the magic of simplicity and perfection of imperfection.
- ½ lb smoked salmon, wild & sliced
- ¾ lb mascarpone cheese
- ⅓ c chives
- ⅓ c fresh dill
- Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
- Spread the sliced of smoked salmon on a cookie sheet or cutting board.
- Spoon a dollop of the mascarpone cheese on top and a sprinkling of chives and dill.
- Gently roll up each salmon slice to envelop the cheese. Repeat with the remaining salmon and place on a serving tray.
- Finish with a nice sprinkling of freshly cracked black pepper and garnish with the fresh dill and chives.
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