Lox and a Schmear, Emeril-Style

Total Time:
16 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
1 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon chopped capers
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 8 slices smoked salmon
  • 4 bagels, halved
  • Butter, softened
  • Dilled Cucumbers, recipe follows
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • Dilled Cucumbers:
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, split lengthwise, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Directions

Place the cream cheese, capers, parsley, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and mix to combine.

Place 2 slices of the salmon in a cross pattern on a flat surface. Place 1/4 of the cream cheese mixture in the center of the cross. Fold the flaps over to form a package approximately 2 by 2-inches wide. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Spread each bagel half with some softened butter. Place the package on a bagel half and top with the 2 tablespoons of dilled cucumbers and red onion. Top with the other half of the bagel to make a sandwich.

Dilled Cucumbers:

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.


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