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
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2019-12-15, this recipe is for 2 people and takes 10 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 27-10-2022

10 minutes 2 people Starters
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
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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • bowl
  • spoon
  • zester

Smoked Salmon Cocktail

10 minutes 2 people Starters

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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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