This decadent Japanese-inspired appetizer from Massimo Capra will please any seafood lover at your next dinner party.
Smoked salmon roll with caviar topping
1 lb good quality, pre-sliced smoked salmon
1 cup goat cheese, fresh & soft
2 tbsp onions, chopped finely
2 tbsp capers, drained & chopped
1 cucumber, julienned
4 sheets nori seaweed
4 tbsp trout or salmon caviar
4 tbsp tempura bits or crispy bagel chips coarsely crushed
Cream the goat cheese with the onions and capers and set aside.
Lay the nori sheet on a bamboo mat and the lay the salmon on it. Spread the goat cheese mix gently and very thinly, then run a line of cucumbers and sprinkle some tempura bits over it. Roll the salmon like a cigar, nice and tight.
Use a sharp knife to cut into bite-sized pieces and serve topped with a scoop of trout caviar.
Courtesy Massimo Capra, www.massimocapra.com