Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, what are you planning to do for your Sweetheart? If you are not sure or do not have a lot of time to prepare, this is appetizer is a snap! Heck, you can make this for any occasion. It certainly is a favorite around here!
You’ll need a French Baguette, cream cheese, lemon, fresh dill, capers, and of course some fresh Smoked Salmon.
To create your Crostini:
Slice the baguette on a bias to your desired thickness, spread some softened cream cheese, then add the smoked salmon, thinly sliced lemon quarters, dill, and finally the capers. Arrange them all on a pretty plate and serve with some chilled white wine. Beautiful!
This version of Smoked Salmon Crostini uses baguette slices that have been toasted.
Instead of keeping the ingredients separate like in the first recipe, I made a dip out of softened cream cheese, finely diced cucumber & shallot, and diced smoked salmon, to spread on the toasted baguette. It is difficult to choose which version I prefer. How about you decide?
***If you are watching your carbs, hollow out the inside of a 1 1/2 inch English cucumber slice with a melon ball scoop and fill with the dip.***