Don’t know how to cook but want to be be a superb hostess (or guest)? This is a no-cook recipe, making it perfect for summer entertaining and beginner cooks! All you have to do is assemble it and voila: elegant, easy entertaining.
There are few things I love as much as salmon. I could quite literally eat salmon for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I even make my own cured salmon! (Which sounds fancier than it is. It’s easy and inexpensive compared to store bought!) Here lox is dressed up with a dollop of mascarpone, a bit of lemon zest, and fresh herbs for a simple starter.
Note: I prefer lox to smoked salmon but you could absolutely use smoked salmon instead in this recipe.
For this dockside happy hour, I served this easy appetizer with Rodney Strong’s Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a citrusy, refreshing wine that goes perfectly with salmon. Read more about the wine here.
Lox (learn how to make your own here) or smoked salmon
Parsley or basil
- Arrange pieces of lox on the crackers of your choice.
- Spoon a dollop of mascarpone cheese on each piece of lox. Add a bit of parsley or basil on the mascarpone for color and freshness.
- Zest a lemon directly over the platter.
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