The copyright of this recipe is owned by Jamie Oliver. All rights of the owner are reserved and asserted including the right to be attributed as the author. Unauthorised copying, adapting, display or re-publication of this recipe (or any part of this recipe) in any material form is strictly prohibited. Canapes can be so tasteless and greasy. These are great to serve with drinks and are so simple to make. If your guests are hungry you can always serve whole bagels topped with the curd cheese and salmon.
14 ounces (400 grams) fresh curd cheese or cream cheese
A large handful fresh chives
1 lemon, juiced
Freshly ground black pepper
14 ounces (400 grams) wild smoked salmon
Extra-virgin olive oil
Put the bagels on a cutting board and vertically slice into little rounds, across the diameter. Mix the curd cheese with some finely chopped chives, the lemon juice and black pepper. Taste and adjust the seasoning and lemon. To assemble, spread each piece of bagel with the curd cheese, place a twist of salmon on top, sprinkle with some freshly cut chives, and finally add a drizzle of the best extra virgin olive oil you can afford.