A guest post by Canadian food blogger Korena Vine.
Regardless of where you live in Canada, chances are you engage in some kind of outdoor winter activity. Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating, or perhaps a waterlogged hike or some frigid ocean surfing for the West Coasters, all require you to warm up and re-fuel afterwards. No better place to do this than in front of a cozy fire with a beer (my favourite post-activity beverage) and a shared plate of savoury nibbles.
When I’m putting together such a plate of savoury nibbles (aka an appetizer platter), I usually include cheese, crackers, olives, and cured meat/charcuterie. But for a version with a little bit of Canadian flair, I substituted SeaChange Candied Smoked Salmon for the cured meat. Being more heavily seasoned and smoked than other SeaChange smoked salmon products, the candied salmon is actually reminiscent of charcuterie. It also pairs extremely well with flavourful cheese (I used Gruyère), salty olives, and some crunchy crackers or grissini to round out the platter.
So get out there and enjoy the winter – and then come inside and enjoy this appetizer platter with SeaChange Candied Smoked Salmon!
SeaChange Candied Smoked Salmon Appetizer Platter
Makes an appetizer platter for 4 to 6
100 g medium-flavoured firm cheese, such as Gouda, Gruyère, or cheddar
100 g marinated mixed olives
1 package thin Italian-style grissini breadsticks or seasoned crackers
Open SeaChange Candied Smoked Salmon with scissors and pour off juice. Slide salmon out into a platter and break into bite-sized pieces. Cut cheese into bite-sized cubes and place it on the platter along with olives. Serve grissini or crackers alongside salmon, cheese, and olives.
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