Like many of you, I've been contemplating appetizers for Thanksgiving Day. Those little bites you display on dishes and trays around the house, so that people can nibble away in anticipation of the main event!
I think the trick in the hors d'oeuvres department is to keep things light...after all...the last thing you want is for guests to arrive at your table with a belly full of bread! So here is one (of probably a few more to come) we'll be serving that day.
The creaminess of the cheese, hint of scallion and subtle crunch of panko all snugly wrapped in a luscious slice of Hickory-Smoked, Wild Alaskan Salmon...is rich enough to satisfy anxiously awaiting palates while still leaving room for Mom's homemade mashed potatoes!
Smoked Salmon stuffed with Cream Cheese, Scallion and Panko Quenelles
High Quality Smoked Salmon
Cream Cheese, Only Philadelphia Brand!
Scallion, finely diced
Mix together scallion and panko on a flat dish. Take two long iced tea spoons and shape cream cheese into quenelle shapes using a back and forth motion.
Roll the cheese quenelle in the scallion and panko mixture.
Carefully wrap smoked salmon around cheese. Plate and serve.
*Could serve as is (shown here) or atop an English cucumber slice, cracker or toast point. Top w/Salmon caviar for an extra special presentation!