Impress Your Guests with a Platter of Smoked Salmon and Crackers

Are you searching for a simple and delicious appetizer idea for your next wine tasting party? Look no further! This article will guide you through creating a show-stopping smoked salmon platter that is sure to impress your guests.

Easy smoked salmon platter with cheese and crackers

Ingredients You’ll Need, What to Serve with Smoked Salmon

To create this mouthwatering platter, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Cheddar Cheese: Medium or sharp cheddar will work perfectly.
  • Smoked Salmon: Choose a smoked salmon fillet for its rich flavor. The Honey Smoked Fish Company offers popular and easily accessible fillets.
  • White Cheese: Aged white cheddar, Manchego, Gouda, or Parrano are excellent choices. Cream cheese is always a favorite for smoked salmon plates.
  • Crackers: Opt for sturdy crackers with a mild flavor, such as Ritz or Townhouse Crackers. Carr Water Crackers or Pita Crackers also work well.
  • Horseradish Cream Sauce: A dollop of this tangy sauce adds a delightful kick to your creation.
  • Garnish: Fresh chives or dill fronds provide the perfect finishing touch.

Cracker topped with smoked salmon, horseradish cream sauce with cheese, cornichons, and grapes

The ingredients listed above are suggestions for a simple smoked salmon platter. If you want to make a more elaborate spread, consider adding grapes, cornichons, nuts, olives, fruit, or boiled eggs for extra flavor and variety.

How to Serve Smoked Salmon

Serving smoked salmon has never been easier. Simply place a piece of smoked salmon on a cracker, top it with a dollop of horseradish cream sauce, and finish it off with a slice of cheese. The combination of flavors is absolutely delicious!

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Tips: Make Ahead

To make your preparation even smoother, here are a few helpful tips:

  • The Horseradish Cream Sauce can be made a day ahead and stored in the refrigerator.
  • You can slice the cheese up to a day in advance, but be sure to wrap it well in plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out.
  • Assemble the platter right before serving to ensure the crackers remain crisp.

Smoked Salmon Platter

This smoked salmon platter is a guaranteed hit at any gathering. It’s quick, easy, and absolutely delicious. Give it a try at your next event and watch your guests be wowed!

And if you have a favorite smoked salmon appetizer recipe, feel free to share it with us. We are always eager to try new ideas!

If you’re looking for more smoked salmon recipes or ways to incorporate smoked salmon fillet into a main course, check out the recipe for Smoked Salmon Pasta With Dill. It’s an easy and flavorful dinner idea.

And don’t forget to explore our Appetizer Category for more fun party food ideas, including the ever-popular BBQ Meatballs.

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This recipe was originally posted in September 2013 and has been republished with improved photos and instructions.

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