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The Perfect Smoked Salmon Wine Pairing

Smoked Salmon Appetizer with Capers

I’m always looking for a fun appetizer that’s easy to make and pairs well with wine. My latest go to is a smoked salmon appetizer that pairs well with both a Chardonnay or Sauv Blanc. The smoked salmon appetizer is made up of dill, capers, sour cream and of course smoked salmon. I’ve seen other recipes use cream cheese instead of sour cream but I prefer the latter. The tanginess of the sour cream works well with the smokiness of the salmon. Both options pair well with a Chardonnay given the creaminess of the sauce and salmon. However, a Sauvignon Blanc will also work well given the saltiness of the capers. Either way, you’ll have a great wine pairing.

Smoked Salmon Appetizer wine pairing
Smoked Salmon Appetizer wine pairing

Smoked Salmon Appetizer

Elaine Schoch
The smoked salmon appetizer is made up of dill, capers, sour cream and of course smoked salmon. It pairs well with a Chardonnay given the creaminess of the sour cream and salmon. However, a Sauv Blanc will also work well given the saltiness of the capers. Either way, you’ll have a great wine pairing with this smoked salmon appetizer. 
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp capers, roughly chopped
  • 4 tbsp sour cream
  • 6 oz smoked salmon 
  • 2 tbsp fresh, chopped dill weed (If you don't have fresh dill weed, use 2 teaspoons of dried dill weed.)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 
  • 2 Two pieces of Naan bread (The 8.8 oz package of Stonefire Naan is a great store bought option that I use.) You can also use slices of toasted baguette or thinly sliced French bread

Instructions
 

  • Toast the Naan bread so that the bottom in crispy Bake it in the oven at 400 degrees for 3-5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine sour cream, capers, salt, and pepper. Spread on the bread points; top with smoked salmon. Slice each piece of Naan bread into either four or six pieces depending on how large you want them to be.  

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Elaine Schoch

Elaine N. Schoch

Elaine Schoch (pronounced the German way – Shock) is the editor and founder of Carpe Travel as well as an award-winning travel writer, wine judge, certified by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 and certified American Wine Expert. She is married to The Husband and has two kids, Princess One and Two – who’s interest and knowledge in wine is quite extensive. Not to mention the stamps in their passports.

Recipe Rating




Travel Center UK

Friday 5th of February 2021

Super article, mouthwatering stuff :) Will ask my wife to prepare on for me ;)

Elaine Schoch

Tuesday 15th of June 2021

Hope you enjoyed it!