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Aquavit-Cured Salmon Toasts with Shallot-Caper Relish

Aquavit-Cured Salmon Toasts with Shallot-Caper Relish Recipe

An easy and elegant appetizer for the holiday season.

Aquavit-Cured Salmon Toasts with Shallot-Caper Relish | Sitka Salmon Shares

Prep time: 45 min
Total time: 25 hr
Serves: 48


Ingredients

  • Aquavit-Cured Salmon:
  • 1 pound salmon, in two pieces
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons aquavit (or vodka)
  • 1 bunch dill, coarsely chopped, divided
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  • Shallot-Caper Relish:
  • 1/2 cup finely diced shallot or red onion
  • 1/4 cup drained capers
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
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  • Pumpernickel Toasts:
  • 12 thin slices Danish-style pumpernickel bread, lightly toasted
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup (3 ounces) sour cream or crème fraiche
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives

Directions

Cure Salmon

Set salmon fillets skin-side down on a plate. In a small bowl, combine salt, brown sugar, and caraway and press onto flesh-side of salmon. Sprinkle on aquavit and top with dill. (Reserve 1 1/2 tablespoons of the dill for relish.) Sandwich the salmon fillets together, skin-side out. Wrap plate very tightly with plastic, cover with a heavy weight, and refrigerate for at least 24 or up to 48 hours. Remove dill, pat dry, and thinly slice on an angle.

Make the Relish

In a small bowl, combine the diced shallot, drained capers, lemon juice, mustard seeds, and reserved dill.

Assemble Toasts

In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, and chives and spread onto the toast. Cut each pumpernickel toast into four rectangles. Top toasts with the salmon and garnish with a small spoonful of the relish.


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