Smoked Salmon Platter is a great dish for breakfast, brunch, a light lunch or dinner paired with a salad (more leafy greens), or as an easy appetizer for a get-together on small slices of toasted bread, such as from a baguette, and/or an assortment of crackers.
You can also serve along with this Zingy horseradish (or Wasabi) & Dill Cream Cheese Spread Fast2eat. The combination of these ingredients is just delightful.
This gourmet treat requires little effort, but it makes a big impression. What could be easier? Most grocery stores sell pre-sliced smoked salmon, which makes this recipe a snap.
If you’ve not had this smoked salmon starter recipe before, then you’ve been missing out. It’s absolutely delicious. It’s a really classic way to serve this lovely fish and gives your family or friends (whoever is lucky enough to be the recipient of your cooking) a super easy and elegant appetizer. I am sure that there will be nothing left at the end of the evening or brunch.
- 500 g Salmon - sliced - Norwegian smoked salmon, or smoked wild Alaskan salmon or sliced cured or lox or gravlax
- 1 Red onion - thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup Capers - rinsed and drained
- 2 Lemon - thinly sliced or cut each one into 8 wedges
- Dill - Fresh chopped, plus dill sprigs for garnish - optional to taste
- Black pepper - Freshly ground optional to taste
- Scald the thinly sliced onion twice. Just throw boiled water on it, drain, rinse with cold water, drain and repeat the process. Or leave the sliced onion soaked in salt ice water for at least 30 minutes. This will give it a smoother flavour and reduces their bitterness and pungency.
- Be sure to get high quality, sliced smoked salmon.
- Artfully arrange the smoked salmon slices along on a large serving platter.
- Spread the red onion slices over the smoked salmon slices.
- Scatter the capers over the top of the platter.
- If using, place a small bunch of dill at the top and sprinkle with the pepper.
- Arrange the lemon slices around the platter.
- Serve salmon platter with crackers and/or bread.
- Zingy horseradish (or Wasabi) & Dill Cream Cheese Spread Fast2eat
- thinly sliced English cucumber
- thinly sliced radishes
- sliced cherry tomatoes
- hard-boiled eggs*, peeled and sliced
- wild salmon roe (caviar) or egg fish
- cooked and sliced baby purple, red and/or yellow potatoes
- bagels – with poppy seed are also nice
- plain cream cheese
- mini potato rosti's
- sliced avocados
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