Smoked Salmon with Crème Fraîche Sauce on Shallot Toasts

Smoked Salmon with Crème Fraîche Sauce on Shallot Toasts Recipe
Photo: Melanie Acevedo
This smoked salmon appetizer is sure to please a crowd with crème fraîche sauce on shallot toasts.


30 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 69 mg
Calories 143
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 16 g
Cholesterol 12 mg
Fat 5 g
Fiber 1 g
Iron 1 mg
Protein 7 mg
Satfat 2 g
Sodium 782 mg


2 cups creme fraîche or sour cream
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 cup chopped fresh dill
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 loaves thinly sliced white bread
4 shallots, peeled and halved
1 side presliced smoked salmon (about 1 1/2 pounds)
4 lemons, halved and sliced


Combine the creme fraîche, mustard, dill, and salt. Cover and refrigerate up to 1 day ahead.

Heat broiler. Arrange the bread slices on baking sheets. Toast until lightly browned; turn and toast the other sides. Remove from oven and rub 1 side of the toasts with a cut shallot. Cut each slice into 4 triangles. Serve with the salmon, sauce, toasts, and lemon slices.

Note: Salmon is expensive, but it's elegant when served on a big platter and guests make their own open-face sandwiches. Mix leftover salmon and sauce with cooked spaghetti the next day.

Kay Chun and Jane Kirby,

Real Simple

December 2002
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