Thursday, 17 March 2011

Smoked Salmon bread pin wheels (easy appetizer alert!)

I was not a Sushi fan, till recently. Well, a pseudo sushi fan really, cos i actually like the veggie ones and the smoked salmon ones for some strange reason.

I had guests a couple of days back and bought smoked salmon to serve with blinis' as appetizers, but the plan never materialized due to, lets just say, lack of planning:)
The smoked salmon did cost a bit and the expiry date was nearing and I didn't know what to do with it. That's when I stumbled upon this recipe on foodgawker and decided to give it a shot. Must say its so darn easy, looks fancy and tastes awesome with just soy sauce (like how you eat Sushi) or on its own.
Smoked salmon- 120gms (approx. 6 to 8 thin slivers)
White or brown bread- 4 slices
Any spreadable cheese of your choice (cream cheese) or crème fraiche or even salsa - 4 tbsp (or more if you want it strong)
Cut off the edges from the bread and thin it out using a rolling pin.
Spread the cheese generously 9esp if you don't want that raw fish taste), place two slices of salmon and roll it up gently from one end.
Place a cling wrap ready. Keep the rolled bread on one end and roll it up tightly.
Refrigerate for at least 3 hrs.
Just before serving, remove cling wrap, slice it up and arrange on a fancy plate.
See I told you it was easy.
Notes: Replace the salmon with ham or corned beef or mushroom pate or anything roll-able
Stick it on toothpicks and you don't have to get your hands dirty

33 comments:

divya said...

Looks so gorgeous and inviting...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Very beautiful and sure shud have tasted great...

FunWidFud

Asha said...

Hmmm... we are huge smoked Salmon fans.. Your photos are soo tempting...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Lovely idea and awesome pinwheel salmons...beautiful clicks

Suhaina said...

looks yummy...nice clicks too.

Rekha shoban said...

looks cute n delicious!

Swathi said...

Your pseudo sushi looks delicious.

Sayantani said...

gorgeous sandwich. clicks are very tempting.

Ananda Rajashekar said...

This is fantastic Nisha, am unable to come out of salmon for past couple of days, this shall soon be in the kitchen! so do love ur table spread compliments well for those rolls!

Kulsum@JourneyKitchen said...

this is such a great idea for entertaining! And so versatile - I'm sure I'm going to use this idea soon- thanks for sharing!

Priya said...

Very prefect and delicious pinwheels,prefect for parties..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

irresistible, inviting and very neat looking sandwich. Loved you cute table spread. Little cute add ons..

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Kairali sisters said...

A perfect starter!

Suja Sugathan said...

Looks superb..loved the idea,will surely give this a try..beautiful pics.

Prathima Rao said...

So perfectly & beautifully created!!! Will try it out soon with mushroon pate...Thx for this yummy recipe!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

notyet100 said...

looks so preety,.

Satrupa said...

Frankly I am not a big fan of Sushi too .... but these look so cute.

Vimitha Anand said...

They have been cooked perfect and I love the pinwheel form... Superb..

Nostalgia said...

Looks very pretty. Some times even I plan a lot for a party and never get around to do it all. Nice recipe..smoking sushis :)

Deepti said...

Easy n lovely snack Idea..


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Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking pinwheels we make in egg and vegetables salmon in it looks yummy

schmetterlingwords said...

Voila... it is indeed very easy... I first tasted smoked salmon during my first air travel in Emirates, and since then I lovvve it... This is an excellent cover up idea. Let me try this and see if my husband eats it then :-)

Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said...

So cute and easy.I like the little dollies you have made with paper towel-nice idea.

Rumana Rawat said...

Happy Holi!!!! What a beautiful dish..

magpie said...

Thanks for stopping by my Chatti Pathiri Nisha! Great to have had you over! Love the cute little salmon pinwheels!

Afsal_ Alif said...

Simple 'nd Pretty......beautiful clicks.....(wit the pnk bkgrnd )!

JishasKItchen said...

wow..that looks so cute and tempting..loved all your clicks...very nice..

Monet said...

What a beautiful appetizer. In the midst of all this confusion I’m facing, I find solace in these pictures…and in your words. Thank you for sharing with me..and thank you for supporting me through the good and the bad. May your week be full of laughter and love. Hold onto those you love.

Sarah Naveen said...

Beautiful clicks Nisha!!!
I am yet to try cured salmon and i dont think I ever will..But N loves it :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely presentation and beautiful clicks...looks delicious!

Yummy Team said...

Thats a great appetizer, Nisha..Loved the clicks!

ceena said...

yummy.....
I love smoked salmon especillay with cream cheese

s said...

wow they look fantastic...very tempting!