Salmon Something Somethings

from ButterYum
makes 20 appetizers


  • 10 sliced pumpernickel bread
  • 2 ounces Alouette Garlic and Herb Spreadable Cheese (or Boursin)
  • 20 thin slices of English cucumber
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced, high quality smoked salmon
  • 1 ounce sour cream
  • shallot salt (I order this from Penzey's)
  • finely ground black pepper
  • chopped fresh chives


  1. Cut twenty 2 1/4-inch rounds from the pumpernickel bread.  I used this awesome set of dual-sided cutters.
  2. Place 1/2 teaspoon of the garlic and herb cheese on each bread round.
  3. Add one slice of cucumber on top of cheese and press down slightly.
  4. Top cucumber with bite-size pieces of smoked salmon.
  5. Top salmon with 1/4 teaspoon sour cream.
  6. Sprinkle liberally with shallot salt, finely ground black pepper, and freshly chopped chives.  Serve immediately.

Note:  if you want to transport these, you can't cover them with plastic wrap because the plastic will smoosh the sour cream.  Here's the container that I used.