Smoked salmon cocktail


A smoked salmon cocktail is an easy and great starter during the Holidays or any other dinner party. Ready in less than 10 minutes.

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Smoked salmon cocktail


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  • 1 small package of smoked salmon (slices)
  • few leaves of lettuce (e.g. baby romaine lettuce)
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons plain cream cheese
  • fresh parsley for garnish
  • pepper and salt to taste
Smoked salmon cocktail ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • bowl
  • spoon
  • zester


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Preparation -- 5 minutes

Rinse the lettuce and remove any excess water. If needed you can remove the hard parts on the bottom of the lettuce leaves. Finely chop 2 tablespoons capers and add them to the small bowl. 

Use a zester to create lemon strips and then squeeze a bit of juice into the bowl, about half a teaspoon. Add 2 tablespoons of plain cream cheese, combine well and season with pepper and salt. 

Smoked salmon cocktail
Smoked salmon cocktail

Finishing the smoked salmon cocktail -- 5 minutes

You can create this cocktail in a pretty cocktail glass, but you can also use other kinds of glasses or bowls. Add 1 or 2 lettuce leaves to the glass, half of the cream cheese mixture.

Fold 1 or 2 slices of smoked salmon into the shape of a rose and place on top of the cream cheese. Garnish with some parsley, lemon zest and maybe a small slice of lemon.

Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 2 hours max. Enjoy!

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