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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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!