Smok'n Salmon Canapés - Tea Time Treat
When guests arrive at our parties, you can almost guarantee that the stars of the show will be these extravagant smoked salmon crostini. While they may put a dent in your wallet, their mouth-watering flavor and popularity with attendees makes them well worth it!


8 oz package cream cheese
2 Tbsp Mayo
1-2 Garlic cloves, pressed
1-2 Tbsp dill leaves, finely chopped plus more dill sprigs for garnish
4 oz smoked salmon
1 long baguette
2 Tbsp butter, melted


Preheat your Oven to 350˚F

  • Slice bread into 1/3" thick slices on the diagonal.
  • Place the bread slices side-by-side onto a large baking sheet. Brush the tops with butter. Flip the breads over and brush the other side with butter. I just use long strokes across multiple slices of bread at the same time. Bake at 350˚F for 5 minutes or until edges are just barely starting to turn golden. The breads should still be soft in the center.
  • In a small bowl, combine all of your spread ingredients: 8 oz cream cheese (no need to soften it), 2 Tbsp Mayo, 1-2 pressed garlic cloves, 1-2 Tbsp freshly chopped dill. Mash it all together with a fork.
  • Spread the cream cheese mix over the top of each bread slice. It's OK to spread even if the bread is still warm. Top with a piece of salmon and garnish with dill. If stacking, it's a good idea to put plastic wrap between the layers so the bread doesn't get soggy.

I prefer the Jasmine with flowers tea and the Sencha Kyoto Cherry Rose Tea. They are both

Jasmine with flowers tea:  Since the Song Dynasty, Jasmine green tea has become a popular choice for both hot and iced tea. This scented tea is delicately flavored and semi-fermented to give it delicious and refreshing flavor. Grown on small tea farms, the green tea leaves are plucked and stored. Each Jasmine flower is picked before dawn, just prior to opening; they are then stored with the green tea leaves for four hours or longer. This process is done four to seven more times to ensure that the tea leaves are sufficiently scented.

Jasmine tea has a sweetened, floral flavor and brightness, while the aroma is extremely enticing. These characteristics are what give this green tea a refreshing appeal.

Sencha Kyoto Cherry Rose Tea: Make every day a good day with Sencha Kyoto Cherry Rose green tea. This incredible blend of the best Japanese green tea will serenade your senses and help you relax. Just imagine watching the sunrise with a warm cup of this tea in your hands. As the sweet cherry aroma wafts through the room, you'll find yourself at peace and ready to take on whatever the day may bring.

Refreshing, rejuvenating, and simply delicious, Sencha Kyoto Cherry Rose green tea is a wonderful import from Japan. The cherry flavoring complements the grassy taste of the tea, giving it a very green and natural flavor. Let the tea linger on your taste buds and you'll notice even more of the amazing cherry flavor. We know that it'll become one of your favorite green teas; it's certainly one of ours!
Written by Maximilian Lucena

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