Smoked Salmon Tart w/ Everything Bagel Spice
If you want an impressive lunch/brunch dish, this recipe fits the bill.
I made a "smoked salmon pizza" thing a while back using Naan bread, which everyone loved, but this one is more impressive (and also requires a bit more work).
You create a pretty frame with "everything but the bagel" spice (I find the Trader Joe's brand way too salty for me, so I buy an organic brand, which I like better).
The original recipe calls for WHIPPED cream cheese (easy to spread on the pastry), but I opted for sour cream.
You can assemble this about an hour ahead of time and keep in a cool place (I opt for my garage!).
Here's how to make it:
You roll out a sheet of defrosted puff pastry, just enough to fit a small 1/2 sheet pan, and prick it all over with a fork.
Brush it all over with an egg wash (which is just 1 egg, whisked with fork....simple).
Sprinkle sesame seeds or everything bagel spice all around the edges, creating a border, like a frame.
Bake the pastry at 400F for about 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
You will notice the pastry will puff up. Don't worry, just gently deflate it by pressing it down with your hand, or a spatula.
Let the pastry cool down before adding the toppings.
I spread sour cream, then topped with good quality smoked salmon, capers and my quick pickled onions.
Cut into squares and serve!