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Doc’s Recipe:Smoked Salmon Gameday Wheels

APPETIZER:    Smoked Salmon Gameday Wheels

UntitledSmoked salmon is a great gameday appetizer. I served these with wild mushroom soup on Christmas Eve, and they were the highlight. Easy to make before kick-off, and ready for halftime. After gorging this week, easy as easy gets! Enjoy!  Gridiron Chef Doc

Serving: 16-20 pieces

 

Ingredients:

  • 12 to 16 slices smoked salmon
  • 1/2 cup softened cream cheese
  • 1.5 tablespoon grain/Dijon mustard
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 crispy baguette / 20 snacking crackers of your choice
  • 1 small pkg. of fresh dill

Instructions:

On a clean surface, spread out one single 18- x 12-inch (46 x 30 cm) piece of plastic wrap. In the centre of the plastic, overlap 8 to 12 individual slices of smoked salmon, to form a rectangle approx. 12 x 8 inches (30 x 20 cm).

Mix any leftover salmon + cream cheese + mustard + green onions into a food processor. Purée (a few pulses will do) until smooth, and spread an even layer of the smoked salmon slices. (If no equipment, mash well, and stir vigorously).

Leave approx. 1 inch (2.5 cm) of the end of the rectangle uncovered.

Starting at the long covered edge, roll the smoked salmon into a tight log. Pick up the plastic wrap and use it to encourage the salmon to roll tightly. The uncovered edge of salmon at the end will help form a tight seal. Pinch the plastic wrap on both ends and then roll the log until it tightens and forms a cylinder.

Refrigerate for 2 hours to firm up. When the roll is firm enough to cut, slice it into even rounds – approx. ½”.

Place each round on a slice of baguette/cracker, then top with a pinch of dill, and serve.

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