Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Smörgåsbord Snacks & Dorie Winners


Here is a last minute appetizer for Thanksgiving, in case your menu isn't complete.

When I think of the word "Smörgåsbord", I think of a big Vegas buffet table with piles of food on top of people's plate and gluttony!

I recently found out that the word Smorgas translates to "open faced sandwiches" and Bord means "table" in Swedish.

Traditionally, a Smörgåsbord is a buffet where everyone helps themselves to lovely little snacks of open faced sandwiches and appetizers with smoked fish, etc. Swedish style!

Isn't it great to always get a language lesson when you come here?

Anyway, I will be making these wonderful little tartines, snacks, open faced sandwiches, whatever you want to call them for our holiday buffet this week.

They were Easy and Excellent. The two E's we like to hear.

Smorgasbord Snacks: Smoked Trout w/ Curried Mayo & Egg: make 12 canapes

4 slices of whole grain bread, cut into thirds (rectangle shapes)
3 tbsp Hellman's mayo
1 tsp or more to taste of curry powder
1 can smoked trout (Trader Joe's sells a great one in the tuna aisle)
2 hard boiled eggs, sliced thin
fresh parsley for garnish

I like to slice my eggs on an egg slicer, makes for nice, even slices.

Mix the mayo with the curry powder and swipe some on each rectangle of bread.

Share the slice of bread with a piece of hard boiled egg and a piece of flaked smoked trout.
Garnish with fresh chopped parsley leaves.

Smaklig måltid! (it means Bon Appetit!)

PS Congratulations to the random winners of Dorie's new cookbook. The winners are (drum roll please........) Angela who loves stuffed calamari on Christmas Eve, and Caroline, who loves her grandmother's secret, never written down, stuffing recipe. Please contact me with your addresses so you can receive the books!

I will be taking a few days off from blogging this week, but will be back on the weekend with some new recipes. So if it's quiet around here, don't worry.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


My Carolina Kitchen said...

Love these appetizers. Funny, I find appetizers intimidating sometimes.

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving Stacey. Enjoy your much deserved time off.

Anonymous said...

Made your wonderful oven roasted brussel sprouts with grapes and walnuts (no pecans in the house).
Delicious... two of us ate all but 3 in container which was heaping full.
Thank you for all your wonderful recipes. (forgot the sliced potatoes, too)..
Happy Thanksgiving Sta and Hen.

LaDue & Crew said...

Yum! Especially with a week ahead of everything turkey and sweet, this sounds like a nice change of pace. Have a fab week my friend!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Congrats to the winners.

Smoked trout sounds yummy.

Hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving. No doubt about the good food!

Anonymous said...

Smoked trout comes up often in your blog, thanks for making note that Trader Joe's can o' smoked fish gets your official thumbs up. A wonderful Thanksgiving to you, too!

Claudia said...

Love using smoked trout and can only find it at Trader Joe's! Fun and easy appetizers. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Margaret said...

Happy Thanksgiving Stacey, Wishing You a Wonderful Holiday! I Always look forward to Your Wonderful blog! I see Your curry seasoning is Salt Free. I like that, I will have to look for that...
Margaret from B.C.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love smoked trout and whiting! This looks so delicious!

I hope you and your family have a very happy Thanksgiving!

Donna-FFW said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

kat said...

ohhh smoked salmon & curried mayo!

Carole said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.