Yum! Smoked salmon, creamy cheese, fresh herbs and capers. The perfectly blended flavors in this Smoked Salmon Torta will be a welcomed and wonderful appetizer to serve at your next party or happening.
A creamy stacked Smoke Salmon Torta finished off with pink peppercorns and snipped chives.
We have several celebrations coming up….. New Year’s Eve is just around the corner! Then we have a couple birthday parties planned for early January. I’m also thinking to include this smoked salmon torta in the appetizer line-up for the kick-off of the annual SuperBowl.
Buttery Atlantic smoked salmon blended with smooth cream cheese and fresh herbs begins the first layer of this party pack. Next is a thick layer of the rich, Atlantic chopped salmon. Then a layer of chopped capers and a final layer of the creamy cheese-salmon mixture. This torta is all topped off with crushed pink peppercorns and snipped fresh chives.
I like to serve this torta with crisp sourdough toasts. Indulge!
Smoked Salmon Torta bruschetta
Smoked Salmon Torta:
We used two of the four-inch springform pans to make this smoked salmon torta. However, the torta can be molded into any size or shape you desire. Even one large torta! Some suggestions would be:
Pink peppercorns give this smoked salmon torta a festive look.
About pink peppercorns:
Contrary to what most people believe, these pretty little jewels are not really peppercorns. They are actually dried berries from the Peruvian pepper tree. They have become favored by chefs as a colorful garnish.
Although these little berries have the appearance of peppercorns they are not in the same league as peppercorns. There is a slightly sweet flavor and mild peppery taste to the pink peppercorn. They do not have the snappy bite that the peppercorn has. Pink peppercorns are also softer than a true peppercorn. They are almost hollow and do not grind well in a pepper mill, therefore, they should be crushed with a mortar and pestle rather than in a grinder.
A word of caution:
Pink peppercorns are related to the cashew nut and can have the same allergy effect associated with any tree nuts. Whenever I serve this smoked salmon torta at a gathering I label it with a note indicating ‘Nut Allergy’, so we all have a happy party.
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Smoked Salmon TortaPrep 30 mins
Inactive 4 hours
Total 4 hours, 30 mins
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
- 4 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, divided
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- 1 small shallot, finely diced
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
- 8 ounces Atlantic smoked salmon, chopped and divided
- 1/2 cup capers, chopped
- 2 tablespoons pink peppercorns, lightly crushed