An Easy and Elegant Appetizer

I love the idea of a passed appetizer, but rarely get around to doing more than arranging platters on a sideboard. Anything more is akin to having to swim upstream to use what I hope is an apt metaphor.

This past weekend we hosted a birthday dinner for our good friend Mr. W. . This appetizer was a big hit and there was enough of the salmon left over for me to use in a salad the next evening. It is extremely easy to prepare and is delicious, especially since I didn’t have to smoke the salmon thanks to the good people at The Yellow Umbrella, my local fishmonger.

The Easy and Elegant Life Smoked Salmon Canapés

Water crackers
Marscapone cheese (or cream cheese mixed with chives)
Fresh dill
(Cracked pepper and lemon juice optional.)

Spread the cracker with the cheese
Add a bit or smoked salmon
Garnish with a sprig of dill.
(If you’d like the pepper and lemon juice crack the pepper over the rounds and add a dash of lemon.)
Pass often.

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