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Holidays Handled: Easy Appetizers

Holidays Handled: Easy Appetizers

Posted November 19, 2013

Smoked Salmon with Horseradish Cream


Smoked salmon works beautifully for entertaining, from holiday brunches to evening starters. If you have out-of-towners visiting, fish from Pike Place Market has to be on the table! Purchase smoked salmon, and this takes 5 minutes start to finish.

Whisk together 1 cup heavy cream, 3 Tbsp bottled horseradish, 2 tsp Dijon mustard and a pinch of black pepper to taste, until thick and holding soft peaks. (Make ahead 1 hour in advance and chill. Or use a whipped cream canister, and you won't have to worry about it losing its shape.) Serve on the side with 1 lb smoked salmon. Garnish with sliced lemon and cucumber if desired and serve with your favorite crackers.


Where to shop:

Pike Place Market Creamery for a selection of heavy cream.

DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine for bottled horseradish and Dijon mustard.

City Fish for their own alderwood smoked salmon. Choose from original or garlic and pepper version—which Willie recommends for even more flavor.