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Smoked Salmon Bites

When I first moved to D.C., smoked salmon was one of my favorite things to put on top of a salad to take to work.  Come to think of it... maybe my coworkers didn't think it was so amazing!

I made this as a little snack and thought you might like to give it a go this holiday season - it's incredibly easy, and all of the components can be made ahead.  Perfect for entertaining or taking with you to a party.  I really like things like this, too, that can be transported easily in plastic bags, etc.  Living in D.C. without a car, things you can take on public transportation are key, and it's really nice not to have a big plastic container that you are forced to lug around.



Smoked Salmon Bites

Ingredients:

- 1 package smoked salmon
- 2 T. dijon mustard
- 1/4 c. creme fraiche
- 3 sprigs dill, chopped
- 1 tsp. horseradish
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- 2 puff pastry sheets, thawed
- 1 egg, beaten
- salt
- pepper

Preheat the oven to 350 (or whatever the package on your puff pastry says).

Line a cooking sheet with a mat or parchment paper.

Cut out circles of the puff pastry with a cookie cutter.  Lay them on the sheet.  Brush each one with the beaten egg.  Place in the oven and cook according to package instructions.

Meanwhile, separate the salmon into small pieces.  Set it aside.  Mix together the remaining ingredients, reserving a little bit of the dill.

Let the puff pastry circles cool.  Top each one with some of the salmon and then the sauce, finishing with the remaining dill.