Seafood Dishes

Smoked Salmon Dream Appetizers


Rice crust:
2 ½ cups (625 mL) cooked rice, cooled
1 egg
Cooking spray

2 green onions, sliced
¼ cup (50 mL) chopped green pepper
2 tsp (10 mL) butter
1 ½ cups (375 mL) 1% cottage cheese
4 oz. (125 g) light cream cheese, softened
4 eggs
1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
¼ tsp (1 mL) dried dill weed
¼ tsp (1 mL) pepper
¾ cup (175 mL) chopped smoked salmon (6 oz/150 g)
¾ cup (175 mL) shredded light Swiss cheese


Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Stir together rice and one whisked egg. Line a 9x13-inch (23 cm x 33 cm) baking dish with parchment paper. Grease paper or spray with canola oil. Press rice mixture into bottom and sides of dish. Set aside. Sauté onions and green pepper in butter for 2 minutes; set aside. In a food processor or blender, mix cottage cheese until smooth. Add cream cheese and blend again until smooth. Add eggs, lemon juice, dill weed and pepper; process until smooth. In a large bowl, combine egg mixture, cooked green onions and green pepper, salmon and Swiss cheese. Pour into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Serve warm or chilled.

Makes 18-24 appetizers.

Nutrients per serving:

Calories: 88.4
Protein: 8.4 g
Carbohydrate: 6.7 g
Fat: 6 g
Sodium: 293.9 mg