Classic Smoked Salmon Appetizer

Classic Smoked Salmon Appetizer

8 ounces Alaska lox, nova – kippered
OR
8 ounces smoked salmon
12 slices cocktail-size rye or pumpernickel bread*
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
3 tablespoons capers
Lemon slices
Fresh dill sprigs

                    HERBED CREAM CHEESE

8 ounces cream cheese – softened
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon dill weed
5 drops Tabasco

Arrange smoked salmon, small bowl of Herbed Cream Cheese and bread on medium-sized serving platter. Garnish with red onion, capers, lemon slices and dill.

Herbed Cream Cheese: Beat together until smooth cream cheese, milk, lemon juice and dill weed, and 4 to 5 drops bottled hot pepper sauce.

NOTES : *Six mini-sized bagels, split can be substituted.