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?