Smoked Salmon Canape with Green Olive Grapefruit Tapenade
- 1 jar pitted California green olives (about 15 ounces)
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
- 1 small bunch fresh chives
- Zest of 1 grapefruit, divided in half
- 1 tablespoon grapefruit juice
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
- Pinch ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup Champagne or sparkling wine
- 1/2 coriander seeds, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 1/8 teaspoon ground sumac
- 1/2 cup creme fraiche
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 package prepared naan bread, 2 slices
- 1 package smoked salmon, about 6 slices torn into smaller slices
- 4 grapefruit segments, sliced thin
- Fresh chives, for garnish, optional
In a food processor, pulse the olives, mint, handful of chives, half of the grapefruit zest, all of the grapefruit juice, cumin, cinnamon, and olive oil. Dont over process, it should be a little chunky, but still finely chopped.
Pour the Champagne into a small saute pan with coriander seeds. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and reduce until it just turns syrupy. Strain the mixture and set aside to cool.
In a small bowl, stir together the cooled Champagne "syrup", remaining grapefruit zest, honey, sumac, and creme fraiche. Season the mixture with salt, and pepper, to taste.
Heat a grill pan or large nonstick skillet and warm the naan bread on both sides. Cut the bread in half from top to bottom, then crosswise into 1-inch wide pieces. Smear each one with some tapenade, then top with a small piece of salmon, a piece of grapefruit and dollop of creme fraiche. Balance a short length of chive on top if you want to be extra fancy!
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Recipe courtesy Aarti Sequeria