I love really simple, fresh food in the spring and summer—my favorite way to kick off this culinary season is the smoked salmon sarnie (or as we say here in
All you need is thinly sliced whole wheat or rye bread and smoked salmon. To make this perfect sarnie, butter the bread, then squeeze lemon juice into crème fraîche and add salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place a layer of smoked salmon on the bread, smear it with the lemony crème fraîche, then place another layer of sliced smoked salmon over top and cap with another piece of bread. For an extra twang, you can sprinkle the smoked salmon with very finely grated lemon zest. The crème fraîche really finishes it off and it explodes in your mouth. Lovely.
Crème fraiche is French cultured cream that is smooth and delicious. I get mine at Trader’s Joes. I also prefer to use a yummy, squishy baguette. This recipe is FAST and easy. I like to pair it with a crisp tossed green salad (and a cold beer or slightly chilled glass of Pinot Gris.) Oh, delish (or as the delightful and super cute Jamie says, lovely).
Readers, bloggers: I am hungry for more spring meal ideas. Do share!