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Smoked Salmon Bites

November/December 2007

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Wasabi mayonnaise really sets off the smoked salmon in these rice-cracker treats. If desired, you can set out the spread, salmon, ginger and rice crackers separately and let your guests build their own (but have plenty of extra salmon on hand if you do).



READER'S COMMENT:
"This recipe is simple and savory. I'm not a mayonnaise person so I used plain yogurt instead and it worked great. I also made it once with rice crackers and once with water crackers. The rice crackers are a little mroe crisp and clean...
Smoked Salmon Bites

Makes: 2 dozen appetizers

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons wasabi paste, or 2 teaspoons wasabi powder mixed with 1 tablespoon water (see Tip)
  • 24 mini rice crackers
  • 4-6 ounces smoked salmon, cut into 24 1-inch pieces
  • 24 small pieces pickled ginger, (see Tip)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

Preparation

  1. Mix mayonnaise and wasabi paste (or reconstituted wasabi powder) in a small bowl.
  2. Top each cracker with 1 piece salmon, 1/2 teaspoon wasabi mayonnaise, 1 piece pickled ginger and a sprinkling of lemon zest.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare the wasabi mayonnaise (Step 1), cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  • Tip: Wasabi paste, wasabi powder and pickled ginger can be found in the Asian-foods section of most supermarkets.

Nutrition

Per appetizer: 52 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 2 mg cholesterol; 8 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 1 g protein; 0 g fiber; 77 mg sodium; 9 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 starch


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Recipe Categories

Ethnic/Regional
Asian
Japanese
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Health & Diet Considerations
Diabetes appropriate
Low carbohydrate
Gluten free
Servings
8 or more
Main Ingredient
Fish
Preparation/ Technique
No-cook
Meal/Course
Appetizers
Type of Dish
Appetizer
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