Christmas Bagel Bites With Leek Spread and Smoked Salmon

Recipe by Boomette
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 40
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Leek spread
  • 1
    cup thinly sliced leek
  • 2
    tablespoons butter
  • 14
  • 12
    cup cream cheese, softened
  • salt and pepper
  • Bites
  • 1
    bagel, sliced into thin slices (40 slices, it's great with Melba toast)
  • 1
    (120 g) package smoked salmon, cut into 40 strips
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DIRECTIONS

  • With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F). 
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  • Leek spread: In a skillet, soften the leek in the butter. Add the wine and reduce until almost dry. Season with salt and pepper. Let cool.
  • In a bowl, combine the cooled leek mixture and cream cheese. Set aside. 
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  • Bites : Place the bagel slices on a baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Let cool.
  • With an espresso teaspoon or a pastry bag fitted with a small plain tip, top each slice of bagel with about 5 ml (1 teaspoon) of leek spread. Garnish with smoked salmon. Season with pepper. If desired, garnish with capers and dill sprigs.
  • Tips : All the steps can be prepared in advance, even the day before. Assemble at the last minute or up to 30 minutes before serving, to avoid softening the bagel crackers.
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