Smoked Salmon Crostini

Smoked Salmon Crostini

We are on a streak of wedding fever in my family!  I'm not sure what we will do next year for excitement once everyone is married off, but we are enjoying the festivities in the meantime.  My sister is getting married in May, and the celebrating has begun!  We threw her a bridal shower brunch last weekend, featuring sweet and savory treats, cut out cookie favors, and plenty of champagne. 

Bridal Shower

Of all of the dishes served, the most popular was smoked salmon crostini.  These little delicacies make a great addition to a brunch buffet, or would work great as cocktail party hors d'oeuvres.  As you can see, I am on a crème fraîche kick.  There is something so perfect and subtle about it that I am loving in dips or spreads.  It works beautifully here, adding the perfect creaminess.  I'm also obsessed with radishes.  Try roasting them for a truly transformative side dish!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup crème fraîche
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp chopped scallions
  • 1 1/4 lbs smoked salmon
  • 2 baguettes
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch radishes, thinly sliced
  • Salt (I used black lava salt - regular salt works too!)

Mix together the cream cheese, crème fraîche, chopped dill, garlic and scallions.  Cover and chill for at least an hour to let the flavors set.  When you are ready to serve, slice the baguettes to about 3/4 thickness.  Spread each baguette with the cream cheese mixture.  Top with a slice of cucumber, a slice of radish, a piece of smoked salmon, and a small sprig of dill.  Sprinkle with salt.  Serve immediately.  Makes enough for a crowd (about 20-25 people).

Smoked Salmon Crostini Recipe