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Salmon & Cucumber Mini Smørrebrød (Smørrebrød med Røget Laks og Agurker)

May/June 2008

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Crunchy cucumber, fresh dill and gravlax top thinly sliced rye bread for a delightful Danish appetizer. Smørrebrød which translates in Danish to "buttered bread" are endlessly creative open-face sandwiches, meant to be eaten with a knife and fork as a light meal. Here we make appetizer-size smørrebrød, perfect for entertaining.


Salmon & Cucumber Mini Smørrebrød (Smørrebrød med Røget Laks og Agurker)

Makes: 16 pieces

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt, (preferably Greek-style)
  • 16 slices cocktail-size thin rye or pumpernickel bread
  • 16 slices cucumber
  • 16 small sprigs fresh dill
  • 16 slices Scandinavian-style cured salmon, (gravad lax) or smoked salmon

Preparation

  1. Combine sour cream and yogurt in a small bowl. Top each slice of bread with a slice of cucumber, 1 teaspoon of the sour cream mixture, a sprig of dill and a slice of salmon.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
  • Ingredient Note: Greek-style yogurt is made by removing the whey from cultured milk. Removing the whey gives it an extra thick and creamy texture—making it the perfect ingredient for a lower-fat dessert topping. You can strain regular yogurt to make it thick like Greek-style yogurt. Line a sieve with cheesecloth and set it over a bowl. (Alternatively, use a coffee filter lined with filter paper.) Spoon in 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt and let it drain in the refrigerator until reduced to 3/4 cup, about 2 hours.

Nutrition

Per 2 pieces: 91 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 8 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 7 g protein; 1 g fiber; 288 mg sodium; 62 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1 lean meat


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Recipe Categories

Type of Dish
Appetizer
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
15 minutes or less
Ethnic/Regional
Scandinavian
Servings
8 or more
Health & Diet Considerations
Diabetes appropriate
Low carbohydrate
Main Ingredient
Fish
Preparation/ Technique
No-cook
Meal/Course
Appetizers
Publication
May/June 2008
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