Meatless Friday: Snackin' Good Smoked Salmon


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The weekend before our wedding, mumblemumble years ago, my then-fiance and I had a Saturday night date to put together the wedding favors. Since we didn’t expect to have time to sit down to an actual meal, we just ran out and grabbed a bunch of snacks from the corner store to nibble during breaks. As the cashier rang us up, she eyed our purchases.

“Well,” she said, “someone’s having a snackin’ good time.”

And now, mumblemumble years later, Snackin’ Good Time is a legit meal option in our family’s menu planning arsenal. These smoked salmon appetizers are easy to throw together as part of a snackin’ good Friday night family dinner. They’re also just smart enough to bring along to a Friday night gathering with friends.

Snackin' Good Smoked Salmon Appetizer: Catholic Mom Meatless Fridays

Photo Copyright 2016 Erin McCole Cupp. All rights reserved.

Snackin’ Good Smoked Salmon

4 oz cream cheese, softened

1 T lemon juice

1 T dried tarragon, divided

salt & pepper to taste

2 English Cucumbers, peeled & sliced 1/4″ thick (regular cucumbers work well enough)

1 package smoked salmon

Combine cream cheese, lemon juice, 1/2 T tarragon, and salt and pepper. Spoon onto cucumber slices, then top with pieces of smoked salmon cut to fit and folded over, securing with party picks. Sprinkle with remaining tarragon and chill for at least one hour before serving.

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Copyright 2016 Erin McCole Cupp. All rights reserved.
Photo Copyright 2016 Erin McCole Cupp. All rights reserved.


About Author

Erin McCole Cupp is a wife, mother, and lay Dominican who lives with her family of vertebrates somewhere out in the middle of Nowhere, Pennsylvania. Her short writing has appeared in Canticle Magazine, The Catholic Standard and Times, Parents, The Philadelphia City Paper, The White Shoe Irregular, Outer Darkness Magazine, and the newsletter of her children’s playgroup. She is a contributor to and has been a guest blogger for the Catholic Writers Guild. Her other professional experiences include acting, costuming, youth ministry, international scholar advising, and waiting tables. When Erin is not writing, cooking or parenting, she can be found reading, singing a bit too loudly, sewing for people she loves, gardening in spite of herself, or dragging loved ones to visitors centers at tourist spots around the country. Find her books and other projects at her website.

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