Bagel Sandwich with Smoked Salmon

open face bagel sandwich with smoked salmon-2 This bagel sandwich with smoked salmon makes an elegant breakfast or great brunch.It’s really simple, quick, and delicious. You can serve it as open faced sandwich or with the top. And the best part is ….. no cooking required.


bagels sliced

avocado sliced

smoked salmon or lox sliced

capers (optional)

Spread- 4 ozs. cream cheese

1 tablespoon plain greek yogurt

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

salt (optional)

1 tablespoon fresh dill chopped*

You can sub in chives or basil.


Directions- Whip or mix all spread ingredients.

Spread cream cheese spread over bagel.

Top with sliced avocados,smoked  salmon slices(or lox),and capers.


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Egg Benedict

egg benedict

Eggs Benedict is a fancy American breakfast dish that will make your breakfast elegant.This dish is very impressive and delicious;mainly consisting of toasted egg muffins,canadian bacon,poached egg and topped with creamy hollandaise sauce.I gave a little twist by using sautéed fingerling potatoes and smoked salmon.Results are amazing! The sauce is very easy to make and comes out perfect every time.


Makes 4 Egg Benedict


2 cups sliced fingerling potatoes or

2 English muffins sliced in half and toasted

4 eggs
1/4 red onion or green onion thinly diced
Thin slices of smoked salmon,canadian bacon or ham
1 tablespoon white vinegar

oil for sautéing potatoes

Hollandaise sauce(adapted from Simply Recipes):

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup)unsalted butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice ( I used 3,depends how lemony you want it to be)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of cayenne
  • hot boiling water if needed

In a small saucepan melt the butter on low heat.(don’t let it boil)
Using a blender mix egg yolks,lemon juice,salt and cayenne.

Blend for about 20-30 seconds.
With blender still working, gradually and slowly add butter.

Blend until all butter is well combined.
The sauce supposed to be lemony, buttery and lightly salted. I added about 1/4 cup of hot water to make it a little thinner.

Bring a water to  a boil in a medium saucepan or pot.Add vinegar. Turn the heat down to low and add the eggs one at a time.Cook for about 3-4 minutes.

Heat oil in a skillet on med-high heat.Season potatoes with salt and add potatoes to the skillet.Sauté until nicely browned.

Arrange sliced smoked salmon,canadian bacon or ham and sautéed potatoes on a serving plate.Sprinkle green onions,place egg on top and pour hollandaise sauce over the egg.Sprinkle with cayenne pepper or paprika.


Place toasted English muffin on a plate. Sprinkle with onions, and add a slice of smoked salmon. Top it with egg and pour hollandaise sauce over the egg. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper or paprika.

egg benedict

Smoked Salmon Carpaccio

Smoked salmon carpaccio is a delicious and fancy appetizer.One of my favorites.
6-8 thin slices of smoked salmon
¼  onion finely chopped
Arugula and Baby Romaine lettuce ( or you can use spring mix)
Salt and fresh ground pepper
Grilled/ toasted slices of bread such as ciabatta or pugliese
1 tbsp. Champagne wine vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
2 tbsp. Cold pressed olive oil
2 tbsp. Mayonnaise
1 tsp. Honey
Mix mayo with honey and pour the sauce in to squeezable bottle.
Drizzle sauce on the plate.
Arrange slices of salmon,drizzle with sauce.
In a bowl combine lettuces,onion,vinegar,salt,pepper and olive oil.
Mix and arrange the salad in the middle of a platter.
Add capers on top of the salad. Place sliced crusty  bread slices or crackers on top of the salad.
Serve by starting with the bread, place salmon and salad on top of the bread and Enjoy!

Smoked Salmon Lettuce Rolls

Tasty and crisp smoked salmon lettuce rolls.A perfect appetizer if you’re cutting on carbs.
Thin slices of smoked salmon
Romaine lettuce
Cucumber ( cut  lenghtwise in to thick strips)
Cream cheese
Chives or green onion(green parts only) finely chopped
Cut of the hard parts of lettuce.
Use only dark green leafy parts.
Spread cream cheese.
Sprinkle little bit of chives or green onions.
Add smoked salmon and 2 cucumber strips.
Roll it up and tie the roll with a chive string or green onion.