Simple Smoked Salmon Pastries.

Simple Smoked Salmon Pastries.

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I have declared my love for smoked salmon time and time again, but something I often forget the importance of is the ability to create a quick and easy appetizer that will still impress your friends. So, I took to the kitchen to use a combination of crowd-pleasing flavors like smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers along with previously frozen puff pastry to whip up a killer hostess snack that can slay without causing stress sweat. The final product? A simple smoked salmon pastry roll that is packed with flavor and no hassle.   

There are a few things to remember when you're getting ready to make these savory little treats. First, the puff pastry needs to be well thawed, but not so well that it gets sticky and hard to work with. Depending on the brand of frozen pastry you choose, the label should give you proper thawing instructions. Also, there are no specific measurements involved in this recipe. Fill up the rolls as much as you please, but remember, you do have to roll them up! 

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Ingredients:

  • 1 box puff pastry, around 17 ounces 
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • smoked salmon
  • cream cheese, softened
  • capers, drained, minced
  •  scallions, chopped 

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and unfold thawed puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Press the seams of the pastry together, also connecting the 2 slices of pastry to each other. 
  2. Mix together egg and melted butter. Brush half of the mixture over the puff pastry. 
  3. Spread softened cream cheese over puff pastry, coating the surface.
  4. Lay smoked salmon, capers and chopped scallions over the cream cheese. 
  5. Tightly roll the puff pastry up and slice into sections about 1 inch thick. 
  6. Place each roll on a greased baking dish and brush with remaining egg mixture. 
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until tops begin to turn golden brown. 
  8. Enjoy! 
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