Canapes: Smoked Salmon & Caviar on White Bean Spread
One of the many appetizers hors d'oevres I made for Thanksgiving.
I found this last year on passionatecook's blog, and have been saving it ever since! I dug it up and decided to give it a try! I changed a few things around, and the results were excellent.
It was easy, pretty and so delicious.
Instead of the usual cream cheese spread underneath the smoked salmon, I made a healthy white bean spread that was low fat and complimented the smoked fish.
First you have to start with a good loaf of bakery bread. Not the packaged supermarket stuff.
I bought a loaf of whole wheat at Blue Ribbon Bakery Market in NYC. Thick crusts and dense bread. I used a biscuit cutter to cut out rounds to hold the canapes.
What did I do with the crust and funny shaped bread slices that were left over?
You will see. Scroll down after the recipe and see our breakfasts for the next few days!
Smoked Salmon Canapes on White Bean Spread:
~ 1 can of white cannelini beans, drained and rinsed
~ tbsp of chopped capers
~ tbsp of chopped dill
~ tbsp of chopped chives
~ 2 tbsp of lemon juice
~ salt & pepper
Puree or mash the beans then add the rest of the ingredients. This is your bean spread. You can make this 3 days in advance and refrigerate.
Take your bread rounds and spread some white bean spread on top of each piece.
Now drape a piece of smoked salmon on top. Top with a tiny bit of caviar and garnish with a dill sprig.
OK, no, I did not buy Osetra or Beluga caviar for a zillion dollars. I bought cheap paddle fish or lump fish roe for under $10. in the supermarket.
These looked like a million bucks.
Check out what I did with the leftover bread.
It was too good to throw away, and too much crust to make croutons, and I have enough breadcrumbs in the freezer, so I made bullseye eggs.
*(Those little cut up pieces of ham are the famous Trenton, NJ Taylor Ham pork roll slices. Only available in NY, NJ and PA. It is a regional thing that people go crazy for).
My husband orders a TEC sandwich when at the shore. Taylor ham Egg & Cheese.
I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot poll!