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Easy Smoked Salmon Canapés Recipe

You know when you are entertaining and you have a vision, you have friend coming for dinner and want to start with canapés but you just can’t get what you need to create recipe you want? Certain products like blinis can be so hard to get, and I tried EVERYWHERE last week! However was determined to make my own Smoke Salmon Canapés, thus I decided I would make home made crostinis from freshly baked bread, and create my own canapés.

Now the benefit of this is that it’s easy, and costs less. I also chose to use caviar which did push the price up a little bit. But a little goes a long way, and its personal choice, caviar is not something you need to add to make your salmon canapés show stopping. And you can buy cheaper alternatives such as lump fish caviar which also tastes great.

As long as they are simple to make, you can make them ahead and look great then it has to be a winner? Entertaining is about making life easier for yourself, it shouldn’t be stressful. Thus having a few go too recipes to pull out of the bag saves so much grief.

How to make Easy smoked salmon canapés that look great

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How To Make Easy Smoke Salmon Canapés For Entertaining

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Quick and easy smoke salmon canapes for entertaining

How To Make Easy Smoked Salmon And Caviar Cold Canapés

Start by pre heating the oven to 150 degrees, and slicing the French stick into thin slices. Now pour a glug of oil into a small bowl and add half a tsp ground rough salt.

Lay out the French bread slices onto a tray and with a pastry brush, brush the oil onto the top of the bread slices. Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes until it is crunchy but soft in the middle. You want a little bite but not for the bread to go hard. Once its ready take out of the oven to cool.

Brush the sliced french stick with salted oil and bake in the over for 10 minutes

Plan a strategy for the design of your Smoked Salmon Canapés, I figured not everyone loves salmon so every other canapés was a cucumber canapés. (Ok this is simple but you can mix it up and add pastrami or salami.)

Prepare the smoked salmon by slicing into small strips and rolling up, each piece wants to be around 1×2.5 inches. Then slice the cucumber Into thin slices.

Once the bread has cooled spread with cream cheese, this can be as thick as you want and don’t worry too much about perfection, your canapés will look great with all the colour.

Spread a small amound of cream cheese on each crostini

Now its time to build your canapés, I go for placement to look pretty, however functional is fine too. Start by putting a roll of salmon on every other crostini on the outside row.

Slice the salmon into 1 inch slices and roll before adding to your smoke salmon canape

When you get to the next row, stagger your salmon so you get a chequerboard effect, do the same on the next row. Next, put slices of cucumber on the rest of the canapés.

If you plan to use caviar I would advice only putting it on 50% of you canapés. This gives choice to those who don’t enjoy caviar, I would suggest doing this and leaving a small bowl of caviar with spoons on the side to give your guests the option.

Party food ideas

More Easy Canapé Suggestions 

  • Cream cheese with a little caviar, garnished with a small mint leaf. 
  • Mozzarella sliced with salami and tomato.
  • Cream cheese, smoked salmon and slice cucumber.
  • Mozzarella and tomato garnished with a small mint leaf..
  • Cream cheese wrapped in parma ham.
  • Mozzarella sliced with salami and cucumber.

And If you are planning a dinner party check out more of my party and canapés recipes recipes, make sure you try our my Camembert and Tiger Bread Recipe and easy Charcuterie Board. My platter is a Denby Heritage Platter, I adore it and use it for so much. In fact to need to buy more! This one is around 4 years old, its sturdy a great size and looks great.

How to make home made smoked salmin canapes
Easy canapes for parties

Smoked Salmon Canapés

Yield: Serves 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Easy smoked salmon canapés with home made crostinis recipe, a great cold canapés recipe to make ahead when you are entertaining.

Ingredients

  • 1 French Stick
  • Olive Oil
  • Soft Cheese
  • Cucumber
  • Lumpfish Caviar
  • Salt

Instructions

  1. Start by pre heating the oven to 150 degrees, and slicing the French stick into thin slices. Now pour a glug of oil into a small bowl and add half a tsp ground rough salt.
  2. Lay out the French bread slices onto a tray and with a pastry brush, brush the oil onto the top of the bread slices. Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes until it is crunchy but soft in the middle. You want a little bite but not for the bread to go hard. Once its ready take out of the oven to cool.
  3. Brush the sliced french stick with salted oil and bake in the over for 10 minutes

    Plan a strategy for the design of your Smoked Salmon Canapés, I figured not everyone loves salmon so every other canapés was a cucumber canapés. (Ok this is simple but you can mix it up and add pastrami or salami.)

    Prepare the smoked salmon by slicing into small strips and rolling up, each piece wants to be around 1×2.5 inches. Then slice the cucumber Into thin slices.

    Once the bread has cooled spread with cream cheese, this can be as thick as you want and don’t worry too much about perfection, your canapés will look great with all the colour.
  4. Spread a small amound of cream cheese on each crostini

    Now its time to build your canapés, I go for placement to look pretty, however functional is fine too. Start by putting a roll of salmon on every other crostini on the outside row.
  5. Slice the salmon into 1 inch slices and roll before adding to your smoke salmon canape

    When you get to the next row, stagger your salmon so you get a chequerboard effect, do the same on the next row. Next, put slices of cucumber on the rest of the canapés.

    If you plan to use caviar I would advice only putting it on 50% of you canapés. This gives choice to those who don’t enjoy caviar, I would suggest doing this and leaving a small bowl of caviar with spoons on the side to give your guests the option.

Notes

If you want to mix it up a little, add pastrami or pancetta.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 25Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

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