Smoked Salmon on Toast & Three Hills Cuvée Chardonnay

Elegant & Easy

To say that we love smoked salmon is an understatement. Serve thin, glistening slices on a toasted bagel with cream cheese for an elevated breakfast. Or mound the salmon on a slice of artisan bread (we didn’t want to go too fancy with toast points) as a late-afternoon snack or appetizer that pairs beautifully with sparkling wine or a lightly oaked chardonnay.

Our 2021 Three Hills Cuvèe Chardonnay is just the ticket. This wine’s crisp acidity effortlessly cuts through the fat in the fish and the dry, citrus notes play nicely with the creaminess of the whipped ricotta. 

You can zhuzh this dish up with as many extras as you like— capers, chives, thinly sliced red onion, and radishes are all excellent choices. We like French Breakfast radishes when they are in season at our local farmer’s market. 

Smoked salmon sandwich appetizer with toasted bread

Recipe

INGREDIENTS

4         slices artisan bread, choose a smaller loaf

6         ounces whipped ricotta

1/4      pound smoked wild Nova salmon or lox

2         teaspoons chopped dill 

           a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of sea salt, if desired

ADDITIONAL ADD-ONS THAT WE LOVE

           capers

           chives 

           thinly sliced red onion 

           thinly sliced radishes 

           freshly ground black pepper to taste 

INSTRUCTIONS

Toast the bread to your liking, then spread a generous dollop of the ricotta onto each slice. 

Top with layers of salmon and garnish with dill, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a pinch of sea salt. Add any other toppings you like. Enjoy with a chilled glass of Three Hills Cuvèe Chardonnay. 

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