Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Salmon Canapes and Patty's Retirement Party

Smoked Salmon Canapes

Recently, a special friend of ours retired.  Patty had been threatening to retire for quite a while and finally took the plunge.  Of course that meant a surprise party for her filled with good friends and family, live music, plenty of great food and one really amazing cake!!

Smoked Salmon Canapes were my contribution to the evening's fare.  Simple and fun with a pretty presentation!

Smoked Salmon Canapes
The Chef In My Head

4 ounces goat cheese, at room temperature
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
4 green onions, finely chopped
1 T fresh chives, finely chopped
2 T. parsley, finely chopped
1 tsp. Sriracha sauce, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 T. fresh lemon juice
Finely grated rind from 1 lemon
8 ounces Smoked Salmon
Capers, rinsed and drained, for garnish
appetizer spoons, toast points, crackers, thinly sliced cucumber or daikon for serving

Combine cheeses, onion, chive, parsley, Sriracha Sauce, pepper, lemon juice and rind in a bowl.  Spoon into decorating bag with large star tip.  Squeeze onto spoons, toast points, etc. (your choice for serving).  Top with smoked salmon and capers.  Serve.

These can be made a couple of hours ahead and covered tightly with plastic wrap and chilled until ready to serve.

Pretty, Relaxed and Retired Patty

Her Beautiful Daughters!!

Take a close look at all of the custom touches!!

George, are you paying attention???

Our friend Nina made this creation, amaaazing!!!

Including a custom make robe and slippers!!

Patty we are so excited for you!!! 
The neighborhood just got better and a lot more fun!! 
We love you!!!

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  1. What lovely canapes. Salmon is always so sophisticated to serve. I know Patty must have been pleased.

    Happy retirement Patty. I hope you realize that you'll be busier than ever, but hopefully doing the things that you love each day.

  2. What a fun post! I know you all had fun...great food and looks like wonderful company.

  3. The canapes sound great, i love the Sriracha sauce here for the nice kick.

  4. I really love smoked salmon and these seem like such a fun appetizer!

  5. It looks like a wonderful party and this little canapes are such a fun, elegant appetizer. Great pick and I love the serving spoon presentation--it always takes little "bites" to the next level.

  6. I agree with Deb. The servings spoons are so much fun and make for a wonderful and elegant presentation. Very pretty!

  7. what a fun bite!! love the spicy kick!! great cake!!


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