Tuesday, November 13, 2012


I have my daughter's class cocktail party tonight-its a pretty casual affair with everyone picking a food or beverage off the cocktail party wish list. The white wine and Pelligrino water slots were the first to fill so I decided to bring a tray of canapes. With a busy day ahead, I'm going to make my favorite little cocktail bite, a smoked salmon canape with a delicious, tangy dijon dressing. They are elegant, take less than 5 minutes to make, and taste delicious!

Smoked Salmon Canapes
2 tablespoons creme fraiche
1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 tablespoon honey
1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon fresh dill, minced
sliced pumpernickel bread
1/4 pound smoked salmon, sliced paper thin

In a small bowl combine the first five ingredients and add a pinch of salt to the dressing. Using a 1-1/2 inch round cookie cutter, cut of bread into circles. Spread dijon mixture onto bread rounds and top with salmon and a sprig of fresh dill. Makes about 2 dozen canapes.

Do you have a "go to" canape that you like to serve?


michele said...

i can taste them, barbara! delish.

i realized i need a new go-to canape since the closest i have is:
artichoke buttons (artichoke cup topped with slice of sundried tomato, fresh mozzarella,and a drizzle of pesto) and then an easy brie/pesto/redpepper for little slices of sourdough.



pretty pink tulips said...

With family arriving for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, I need some new canapes in my arsenal. This looks perfect!!!

xoxo Elizabeth

Karen Albert said...

Oh I love smoked salmon, this is a go to now! Thanks Yvonne!!

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Karen Albert said...

I meant Barbara of course....indeed the superb Hampton Hostess!


Garden, Home and Party said...

This looks scrumptious. I'm printed this recipe and will try it this winter. Thanks.