Smoked Salmon Bites

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On quiet Sunday mornings my hubby and I like to sit out on the porch and have a nice breakfast of bagels, smoked salmon and cream cheese. Smoked salmon bites are a version of those Sunday breakfasts put into one little bite.

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Whenever we entertain family and friends it takes me a while to plan out the menu. I try hard not to serve the same ol’ thing to repeat guests and often rack my brain to come up with at least one new entree and appetizer for each party. There are always crowd favorites but sooner or later folks want something besides dip, chips and a veggie tray.

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Smoked salmon bites pack a lot of flavor into one tiny bite. The first time I tried them out on guests I was pleasantly surprised that the smoked salmon bites went like hot cakes. I actually ran out of them in a short period of time and had to resort to putting together a small veggie tray.

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The next time you have a few friends over try making these tasty little bites and see how your guests react. Better yet, give yourself a nice little treat on a quiet weekend while you work on the Sunday morning crossword puzzle.

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Smoked Salmon Bites

Ingredients:

1 8 oz pkg smoked salmon chopped

1 pkg mini fillo pastry shells (thawed)

4 oz softened cream cheese

2 tbsp sour cream

2 tbsp capers

5 cherry tomatoes chopped

½ tsp finely chopped red onion

1 tsp parsley

1 tsp dill

1 tsp spicy brown mustard

½ tsp black pepper

½ tsp salt

3 dashes hot sauce

Add all ingredients except pastry cups to a large bowl except fillo shells. Gently combine the ingredients but do not over mix. Fill each pastry cup with some of the salmon mixture. Top with a small sliver of red onion or parsley.

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