Bethany Kehdy

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Smoked Salmon on a Bed of Lettuce

Smoked Salmon on a Bed of Lettuce


We started our delicious New Year’s eve feast with this sumptuous appetizer. I originally wanted to use endive leaves, as they are in season. After looking high and low, all around town and to no avail, I settled for baby lettuce leaves. It worked just as well. Here’s what you’ll need:

Smoked Salmon on a Bed of Lettuce
  • 250g Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp of milk
  • 1 tbsp dill + more for presentation
  • 1 tbsp chives, finely chopped
  • 8 smoked salmon slices
  • 8 baby lettuce leaves
  • 20g of caviar
  1. Wash the lettuce leaves and pat dry with a paper towel
  2. In a food processor, whip the cheese, dill, chives and milk for about 1-2 minutes
  3. Lay out the lettuce leaves on a decorative plate
  4. Spread the cream cheese mixture on the lettuce leaves
  5. Top with smoked salmon rolls
  6. Sprinkle with a little bit of caviar and dill
  7. Serve with some lemon slices or wedges



6 thoughts on “Smoked Salmon on a Bed of Lettuce

  1. An amazing blend of flavors and textures, the salmon & caviar combination is always a winner, especially with a nice rosé champagne.

    I tend to prefer the flavor and consistency of crème fraîche over cream cheese, but either way, this dish is a real treat!

  2. smoked salmon makes for such a perfect appetizer! I have lots of creme fraiche and labne in my fridge, so I might replace the cream cheese with a mix of the two and make this for new years!

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