Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Salmon Roll - Appetizer



 This was beyond delicious.  You know it was good when I couldn't the platter away from my mother!  I served this very old favorite classic for our Easter last weekend. 


 My favorite way of serving this amazing appetizer is with small pieces of crusty bread.  However, since we were having a literal feast for Easter, I brought out the crackers, and you know what?  It was phenomenal!

 
 It's creamy, light, bursting with flavor and just decadent.  Using canned salmon helps with convenience and the budget.  The pecan topping? Well that  just brings this over the top.  It's a snap to assemble, yet when presented on a platter it looks amazing!



Ready for the recipe?  Here we go;

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: NONE
Yield: 8-10 appetizer servings

Ingredients:
2 - 7.5 oz (213g) cans canned salmon, skin & bones discarded
1- 8oz pkg cream cheese, room temperature
1 small onion, grated
2 tbsp fresh parsley, diced
1/8 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
A few dashes of your favorite hot sauce (I used Tabasco) 
1-1/2 cups pecans, diced
1/4 cup dried parsley flakes

Directions:
-Place the room temperature cream cheese in a medium bowl, add your salmon and mix.

-Add in the grated onion, the spices including the fresh diced parsley, mix.  Taste for seasonings, grab another small spoon, taste again, just for good measure and set aside.


-On a flat surface add a few pieces of wax or parchment paper.  Sprinkle the diced pecans along with the dried parsley onto the wax paper.

-Scoop out the salmon mixture onto the nut topping and using the wax paper, shape into a roll.  Ensure you get the nut topping on all sides of the roll. 

-Place in a casserole dish/flat surface and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

-You can now easily transfer the roll onto a pretty platter and serve with crusty pieces of bread, crackers,or crudites if you are watching the carbs.  This is perfect for a low carbohydrate diet.


Grab a knife and enjoy!  Make sure you leave plenty for mom!

Till next time!

Dishin with Didi

16 comments :

  1. Nice! I am always looking at new ways to use salmon, I love it! I imagine this is delicious Didi!

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    1. Kecia my sweet, sweet friend, I cannot even begin to tell you how absolutely amazing this is. Let's put it this way; I had just a smidgen left (after my mom and all, you know), so I took it for breakfast with some sourdough bread that I toasted at work...
      LIKE KILLER!!!

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  2. I do cheese and herbs all the time but never thought of adding canned salmon to it. Great recipe.

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    1. Hello and welcome my new friend Balvinder Ubi!! This is seriously so very, very easy. Economical and the best of all; FAMILY AND FRIENDS FRIENDLY!! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!! ♥

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  3. Yum.. I remember having this when I was young.. I'll have to make it soon! Thanks for a great share. Hugs~

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    1. Hugging you right back my Kimmie! ♥ So good!

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  4. awesome!!! I love salmon & this would be great even to nosh on in the evening!!

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    1. My Jan! ♥ It is "indeed" an awesome noshing in the evening snack with crackers? Yum!

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  5. This will definitely be on my to do list, Didi. This will be great for any party. It looks so good. Pinning to try later. Have a good day.

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    1. Thank you so much Hadia! As you can see so very easy!

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  6. Didi this looks fabulous! Unfortunately we are not salmon eaters, so would crab work too?

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    1. Hello Patty my sweet friend! We are not salmon eaters either to be honest, but this is so good once that skin *shivering* and bones are removed.
      To answer your question, yes, crab would work wonderfully!

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  7. I jut love this fun and healthy party nibble Didi! It will be perfect to serve for upcoming BBQs, potlucks, picnics and grad parties! Love your photos too my sweet friend! Sharing around!

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    1. Thank you so much Linda! It is so very easy, and the presentation is just perfect for get togethers!

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  8. Your salmon roll is something I've never heard about but it certainly sounds good. I must give it a try.

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    1. Karen I hope you do, it is so very, very good!

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