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Crunchy Salmon Bites

Simple and just as deliciously welcomed as fancier prepared smoked salmon appetizers. Besides, I think the buttery flavor of inexpensive, round crackers pairs perfectly with fish so heave-ho to the fancy crisps and opt for a truly frugal, but better tasting base for your summer get together.


For 1 Batch(es)


  • 12 ounce(s) smoked salmon, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 20 crackers of your choice
  • 4 ounce(s) Neufchatal, Fontina or Brie cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoon(s) sour cream
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon(s) grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • tablespoon(s) diced water chestnuts
  • Freshly chopped or dried rosemary

Crunchy Salmon Bites Directions

  1. Mix the Neufchatal cheese, sour cream, lemon juice and zest, Worcestershire sauce and black pepper. Lay out your crackers on a serving platter. Spoon equal amounts of cheese mixture onto each cracker. Top with a chunk of smoked salmon, followed by some water chestnuts and lastly a sprinkle of rosemary over the top. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.