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Smoked Salmon Tapas

Smoked Salmon Tapas

Smoked Salmon Tapas

This is a recipe for smoked salmon tapas with capers.  This tapas is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is sure to please.

This savoury dish is a great way to add some flavour to your next gathering or party. The combination of smoked salmon and capers makes for a light, yet flavourful experience. The fried French bread adds the necessary crunchiness.


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Smoked Salmon

Smoked salmon is a delicious and versatile ingredient that you can use in a variety of dishes.

You can serve it as a light snack, in sandwiches and salads, or even included in more complex recipes. Its smoky flavour and delicate texture make it a great addition to any menu.

We often eat it ourselves as tapas or as a snack on crackers or flatbread.


smoked salmon tapas
Smoked Salmon Tapas

Types of smoked salmon

When it comes to smoked salmon, there are a few different types to choose from.

Cold-smoked salmon

This you make by curing and smoking at a low temperature for several hours. It has a smoother, more delicate flavour and texture than hot smoked salmon.

Hot-smoked Salmon

Hot smoked salmon you make by cooking at a higher temperature. Hot smoked salmon is cooked all the way through and has a smokier, more intense flavour than cold smoked salmon.

There is also lox and Gravadlax, which are salmon that are cured in brine. You can use all of the above in this recipe and you do not have to cook it beforehand.

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You can buy smoked salmon or cured salmon ready to eat in most stores. This is normally pre-sliced to make it easy to prepare your tapas. 

If you are as lucky as us, you may be able to buy speciality locally smoked salmon as we can in the Burren.

Whether you’re looking for a light snack or a more substantial meal, smoked salmon can be a great addition to your menu. To reduce the fat content use low-fat cream cheese.

Use this recipe in combination with some other tapas recipes to make a full tapas meal. See the list of recipes below the recipe card.

If you do try this recipe, please let me know how you get on in the comments section below!

I hope you enjoy making these tapas. We certainly did.

How to make smoked salmon tapas with capers

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Smoked Salmon Tapas

Smoked Salmon Tapas

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This smoked salmon tapas recipe with cream cheese and capers is super easy to make and ready in no time. Great game day finger food


  • 4 slices smoked salmon
  • 4 slices French Baguette
  • 2 tbsp Cream cheese (use low fat if worried about calories)
  • 12 capers
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Slice the French bread diagonally.
  2. Warm the olive oil in a skillet and fry the bread lightly on both sides. Be careful not to burn the edges. Remove from the pan and allow to cool.
  3. Spread the French bread with a thin layer of cream cheese. Then add a slice of salmon and a few capers.


  1. Sprinkle with a dash of lemon juice before serving


Serve up as a start, appetizer, finger food with drinks or as part of a full tapas meal with a bottle of wine.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 435Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 2874mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 26g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

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