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Hors d’oeuvres with smoked salmon, dill cheese and cucumber

Smoked Salmon Recipe

A classic combination of smoked salmon and dill. I’m sure that you’ve seen these appetizers before or at least something similar, but my idea came from a bakery sandwich that I used to order and from my love of smoked salmon. A very simple and quick to make appetizer but I’m sure that you’re guests will love it.
Course fish
Cuisine international
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 450kcal


  • 1 seedless cucumber
  • 1 package of sliced smoked salmon (about 1/2 lb)
  • 1 8 oz package of Philadelphia cheese
  • 2 to 4 tbsp Butter
  • 3 tbsp chopped dill
  • salt and white ground pepper to taste (not too much because the salmon is salty)


  • Slice the cucumber in 1/4 inch thick slices.
    In a mixing bowl add the cheese and butter, both at room temperature and cream together. Start with 2 tbsp of butter and add the rest only if necessary. When creamed add the salt, pepper and the dill and mix. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for couple of minutes for the mixture to harden a little. This way will be easier to make rosettes with the decorating bag and tip. Place a rosette or a dollop of cheese mixture on each cucumber slice.
  • Cut the salmon slices in about 3 inch long pieces and form a rose by rolling them and pinching one of the ends. Place the salmon in the middle of the cheese.
  • Best if served immediately or cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate. Let them a room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.