3 thin baguette slices; little garlic-flavored oil for brushing; 3 slices of smoked salmon; 1 tablespoon softened cream cheese; fresh chives and alfalfa sprouts; 3 grape tomatoes & 2 lemon wedges.
Recipe: Brush the baguette slices with the garlic oil and bake them until golden brown. Let them cool down a bit and spread the cream cheese over them. Roll the smoked salmon with the sprouts in the shape of little palm trees and place them over the toast. Serve the salmon crostini over the chives in the way seen in the picture and decorate with the crerry tomatoes and lemon wedges. Tip: The salmon crostini is a very easy and simple recipe, but very elegant and can be prepared in advance and kept refrigerated for a few hours before serving. You could also use some capers for decorating the salmon crostini if desired, or chop some fresh dill and mix it with the cream cheese for additional flavor.
About the author: George Krumov is a Red Seal certified chef with many years of culinary experience working around the world in Europe, the Middle East, the cruise line industry and North America. In the last two decades he has headed the kitchens of several restaurants in Canada, and ran his own restaurant.