Smoked salmon starters

Smoked salmon makes an elegant starter for Christmas dinner or a special meal. From smoked salmon and fennel salad to smoked salmon cheesecake - you're sure to find plenty of inspiration for smoked salmon starters.

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This is a delicious lower-fat version of smoked salmon cream cheese spread. With lemon, capers, dill and chives it is bound to be a crowd-pleasing nibble. Serve with crackers or toasted baguette.

Recipe by: ERIKAROSE

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This spread is a delicious combination of cream cheese, smoked salmon and dill. Serve with crackers, crostini or crusty bread. For additional flavour, add some capers.

Recipe by: wahine

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A sophisticated appetiser, which is quick and easy to make. A delicious goat cheese and smoked salmon mousse is spread between layers of crackers and served.

Recipe by: Lucie

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This is a winning combination of foods! If you love salmon and pizza, you're sure to love this. Cut into squares for an easy party nibble, or enjoy as a main with a green salad.

Recipe by: MelissaReNae

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A crepe filled with smoked salmon and a herby creamy spread is rolled up and sliced - perfect for Christmas parties or your next cocktail party. I usually use buckwheat pancake mix (see notes for recipe link) as they have a stronger nuttier flavour.

Recipe by: Gilles

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A tartine is a French open-faced sandwich with a fancy topping. Baguette slices are topped with cream cheese, smoked salmon and cucumber. Simple and delicious. These do well as party nibbles.

Recipe by: Capucine

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This quick and easy party nibble is moreish, delicious and economical. You can use smoked salmon trimmings to save money.

Recipe by: DEBNJAMES

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A simple, elegant and delicious starter. Sliced baby fennel is marinated in seasoned lemon juice, then served with smoked salmon. This dish is perfect for dinner parties.

Recipe by: SHIHO

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Homemade pasta is stuffed with a smoked salmon mousse-like filling, then cut into ravioli. They are then served on a pool of creamy cheese sauce. You can increase the portion size for a main course.

Recipe by: MC

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This is a wonderful French starter that's packed full of flavour. Ramekins are filled with smoked salmon, horseradish cream and whole eggs. They are then gently cooked in a water bath.

Recipe by: matoutina

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