Saturday, January 25, 2014

Smoked Salmon Potato Stacks #AppetizerWeek #Giveaway

If you are looking for a change from crackers and bread as a base for canapés, may I suggest sliced potatoes?  They work particularly well with cream cheese and smoked salmon. 

Welcome to Day 6 and the FINAL day of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Whether you are a Broncos fan or a Seahawks fan, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes. Tune in each day starting with Monday, January 20 and ending on Saturday, January 25. Today is our final day of #AppetizerWeek. We hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have! Should we make it an annual event? I think so!

Appetizer Week has been crazy good fun!  Nothing says celebration and PARTY like finger food!  Am I right?  My enormous thanks go out to our co-hosts and organizers Kim and Kristen, who kept us all in line, worked through sickness and lack of sleep, and made this whole week with its awesome giveaways happen!  If you haven't gone to their blogs yet to say howdy, head on over there now and tell them they rock!  Because they do.  They really, really do!

Ingredients
2 potatoes (Together mine weighed about 13 3/4 oz or 390g.)
Olive oil
5 oz or 140g cream cheese at room temperature
4 tablespoons plain yogurt
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Freshly ground black pepper
Tiny piece purple onion 1/3 oz or 10g
6 oz or 170g thinly sliced smoked salmon
Chopped parsley, mint or fennel fronds to decorate, optional

Method
Peel your potatoes and slice them into rounds about 1/4 inch or 6mm thick.  I got about 10 or 11 good slices from each potato and discarded the end bits, which would have been too small to match the rest.


Drizzle a little olive oil on a non-stick griddle pan and cook your potatoes in batches until they are browned on both sides and cooked through.   Set aside to cool.


Mix the cream cheese, yogurt and lemon juice together in a small bowl and give it a generous few grinds of black pepper.



Thinly slice your purple onion.



Put the cream cheese mixture in a Ziploc bag and cut a small corner off so you can squeeze it out.

Share the cream cheese mixture out between the cooked potato slices, reserving just a little bit to garnish.


Cut the smoked salmon slices into skinnier pieces and roll them up.  Set two or three small rolls on the cream cheese mixture.



Finish with another small dab of the cream cheese mixture and top with a sliver of the purple onion.  If you like onion and know your crowd does too, feel free to put more.




Sprinkle with chopped parsley, mint or fennel fronds to decorate, if desired.



Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.



Enjoy!

Visit all the other Appetizer Week participants for more dishes for the Big Game:


Today's giveaway is absolutely amazing. It is a huge cookbook giveaway, one winner takes ALL. We would like to thank Healthy Slow Cooking, Scarletta Bakes, Quarry Spoon and Fair Winds Press. We appreciate all our sponsors and folks who helped put together this fabulous giveaway. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Sorry to all our Canuck and International friends.


Cookbooks up for grabs for #AppetizerWeek, one winner takes ALL: 



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***Disclaimer: This giveaway is being provided by sponsors. #AppetizerWeek bloggers have not received product or been compensated as a part of this giveaway.***

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41 comments:

  1. Wow! There are several books on this list I have been really wanting! Fabulous! And I do have an address in the US :-) I adore my Vegetarian Epicure cookbooks - all three of them - and they must be my most used cookbooks ever!

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  2. My very favorite cookbook is Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco by Paula Wolfert - it was how I cut my teeth on cooking Moroccan food.

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  3. Right now ..The New Midwestern Table.

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  4. I would love to add these healthy cookbooks to my collection!

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  5. I don't have that one, but I love Flour, Too.

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  6. I was hoping you had a US address, Jamie! Isn't it the best group of cookbooks?! We cookbook junkies would be in heaven to win. :)

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  7. So hard to choose just one favorite, right?! Mine changes all the time. :)

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  8. These are a collection themselves, Louise! Good luck!

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  9. My favorite of all time is probably Baking: From My Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan, since I was in TWD and baked through the whole book.

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  10. Pretty! and the potato slices are much firmer than blinis, too! Great idea.

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  11. I love the Tuesdays with Dorie posts!

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  12. Thank you, Mimi! I also thought they would be good for folks who need to be gluten free.

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  13. My favorite all time cookbook is the Joy of Cooking. I love the idea of these potato stacks as a delightful gluten free option!

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  14. My favorite cookbook is one my daughter made when she was 13 of all my Nana's recipes!

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  15. That's exactly why I used potatoes! I have a couple of friends who can't tolerate gluten so I was trying to think of options that didn't involved bread or crackers. I love the Joy of Cooking also! It's a classic go-to for almost any recipe.

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  16. My favorite cookbook would have to be the first Baked book (Baked: New Frontiers in Baking).

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  17. Awww, that would be my favorite too, Kelli! What a treasure!

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  18. I need to look that one up! Sounds like one I'd love.

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  19. OMG! I would love this.....would feed my cookbook addiction. AND I could use the gluten free one (got loved ones with this)

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  20. That is a pretty impressive spread! And great looking potato stacks--yum!

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  21. My favorite cookbook to drool over is Bouchon Bakery, and my favorite to cook from is Flour.

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  22. http://www.amazon.com/Baked-Frontiers-Baking-Matt-Lewis/dp/1584797215

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  23. favorite cookbook? that's a tough one; I can't pick one, but anything by either rick bayless or paula wolfert is way up there :)

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  24. I think I have a new favorite each time I open a new cookbook. This week's is the Science of Good Cooking. What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  25. Oooh, I like the way you think, Julie.

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  26. Most welcome, Holly. Appetizer Week has been so fun and I've loved all the giveaways. Thanks go to our fearless leaders!

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  27. My favorite changes day by day! I can't pick, I love them all.

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  28. I have a great cookbook of Polish recipes my mom gave me for all my favorite Polish foods. Most know how to cook from my mom but it is nice to have them all in a cookbook.


    By the way, love your smoked salmon appetizer!! We are big fans of salmon. I'll be pinning this to try at my next party...or just on a weekend!

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  29. My Favorite is the one I open each week with my Dad and we open it up 3 times, put all 3 recipes in a hat and make it, have been doing this for 20+ yrs :)

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  30. Yum! These look incredible Stace. I am pretty sure that my husband would disregard all other food on the table in favour of these if he saw them. Salmon is one of his all-time favourite foods :) Fantastic link-up too... so many great recipes, despite the fact that we have no superbowl over here! Cannot wait to try some of the appetizer goodness xx

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  31. Oh, and I just decided to enter the giveaway so my fave cookbook of all time is Jerusalem by Sami Tamimi and Yotam Ottolenghi. I'm obsessed with it at the moment... though there are many others that I've fondly cooked through over the years :)

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