Smoked Salmon Canapés
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Vital Choice has partnered with Viking Cooking School … a division of Viking Range Corporation, which originated commercial-type appliances for the home.
 
As part of this partnership – described in our joint July 13, 2011 press release – selected cooking classes at the Viking Cooking School will feature wild seafood provided by Vital Choice.
 
Smoked Salmon Canapés
Created and presented by Viking Cooking School.
Serves 4
 
Toasts
16 slices French bread (about ¼-inch thick, cut on the bias)
3 tablespoons organic extra virgin olive oil
Salt and black pepper, to taste
 
Topping
4 ounces cream cheese, brought to room temperature
1 teaspoon small capers, drained and finely chopped
2 teaspoons finely minced red onion
½ teaspoon finely minced fresh dill, plus whole sprigs for garnish
Black pepper, to taste
Freshly squeezed lemon juice, to taste
6 ounces hot-smoked wild Alaskan sockeye salmon*
 
*You could use peppered smoked salmon, in which case you need not pepper the pieces.
 
For the Toasts
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Brush the bread on both sides with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper; place on a baking sheet and cook in the preheated oven until crisp and golden brown, about 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside until needed.
 
For the Cream Cheese Spread
Combine the cream cheese, capers, onion and dill in a small mixing bowl; stir to combine. Add black pepper and lemon juice to taste.
 
To Assemble the Canapés
Spread each toast with some of the cream cheese spread. Use a fork to flake the salmon into 1-inch chunks. Top each toast with some of the salmon. Garnish each with a sprig of fresh dill, and arrange the toasts attractively on a platter.
 
 
About Viking Cooking School
Viking Cooking School may be the most enjoyable school on earth ... even the homework is fun!
 
From the novice to the experienced cook, over 77,000 students attend classes each year at more than a dozen schools in the United States.
 
With a combination of lively demonstrations and hands-on classes – Viking Cooking School offers something for culinary enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.
 
If you love to cook, entertain, or just appreciate the pleasure of great food, Viking Cooking School is the place to indulge your passions.
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