Updated: Dec 8, 2020
A delicious appetizer made with smoked salmon, shrimp, cream cheese and a touch of onion.
This is one the dishes that we brought back with us from Gaspésie, something that will stay with us for a long, long time and always remind us of the wonderful times we had during this vacation.
This is not the first time we've done this: our short trip to Istanbul had us savoring Turkish lentil soup. A lot of tries later once back home and we have a recipe that is very close to the real thing. I say very close since we'd probably need some fresh, authentic Turkish spices to make the recipe as good as the original. But enough about that - let's get back to our dish.
While normally I do not include starters into our weekly menus, this combination was too good to pass by. It was so good that we ate it twice while in Cap Chat.
And while I was not daring enough to ask for the original recipe in the restaurant, nor do I think that I would have liked the nutritional value of the final product, the recipe I'm proposing is definitely a keeper. To keep things Smart, I've played with the shrimp-smoked salmon proportions - in order to reduce the amount of added salt, without compromising on flavor.
Cooking should be fun and free - so take liberties when it comes to using your food processor and make this appetizer as smooth or as coarse as you want it.
Once ready, take a knife and spread it on toasted baguette slices, Melba toast, crackers or any plain bread and it will be amazing.
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