This is so easy, yet so delicious. I love simple dishes. I bought some wild caught smoked salmon at the local market. I made myself the easiest and not to mention healthiest dinner. I wasn’t in the mood to cook, but I wanted something good. I added some heirloom cherry tomatoes and some organic persian cucumbers on the side for some crunch appeal. I cut up lots of lemon slices for my salmon. There is nothing better than simple flavors with salt, I of course used Sel de Cali, for the taste and beauty appeal. This is now one of my favorite, easy meals to prepare that can also transform into a great appetizer or hors d’oeuvre platter. I would however dress it up a bit more when serving it to guests. I would add a few capers on the side, maybe some red onions, little crackers, blinis, or just simple pieces of bagels or some type of vehicle to place the salmon and veggies on it. A great cheese that goes with this is of course, cream cheese, but also a marscapone, ricotta, boursin or even goat cheese. There are many possibilities. And for those who are staying away from carbs, a great way to serve this is with Belgian endive leaves, they are a perfect little vehicles to serve the salmon. You can also make it in advance by placing a bit of cheese, a piece of salmon and a few capers with an onion on a piece of endive… or play with the combinations. I personally wouldn’t mix the lemon with the cheese, however. If you don’t have time to prepare it, in a rush, just add all the elements to a plate as nicely as possible and call it the deconstructed hors d’oeuvre. Smoked salmon is something I always have in my fridge, you just never know when you will have an impromptu guest over. Enjoy.
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