What’s a good last minute, easy hors d’oeuvre?
My neighbor asked a few of us women over the other night because one of the women on the block is moving. And when I asked if I could bring something she said “yes, how about some hors d’oeuvre!”
I didn’t have much time, so I prepared an old standby: smoked salmon rolls.
No recipe really. Here’s what you do: buy some smoked salmon (ask them to slice it wide, not into narrow strips). Wipe each slice with paper towels (so you can spread the cheese). Then spread some cream cheese (goat cheese, herb cheese or anything else spreadable) on the top of each slice. Place a cooked asparagus (or green string bean) on top. Sprinkle with lemon juice and freshly ground black pepper (add chives or capers if you wish) and roll the salmon slices, jelly roll style.
After you roll the slices, place them seam side down on a dish and refrigerate for about one hour (to firm up the cheese). Then, slice each roll into bite size hors d’oeuvre.
It couldn’t be easier. And they look good too.