Smoked Salmon Loxwich

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Active: 55 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Smoked Sea Salt Cream Cheese:

8 ounces softened cream cheese

2 tablespoons fresh chervil, lightly chopped 

1 teaspoon smoked sea salt 

1 lemon, zested 

Caramelized Onions:

3 tablespoons butter

2 Spanish onions, sliced 1/2-inch thick 

Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper 

Marinated cucumbers:

1 English cucumber, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill 

1 cup white vinegar 

1/4 cup sugar 

2 teaspoons kosher salt 

Sandwich Build:

4 everything bagels, toasted

1 pound smoked salmon, thinly sliced 

Directions

  1. For the cream cheese: In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, chervil, salt and lemon zest, mixing well. Adjust seasoning to your preference. Set aside.
  2. For the onions: Place the butter, onions and a pinch of salt and pepper in a heavy duty pot over medium to low heat, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon as the onions tend to stick. Cook until amber brown, about 30 minutes, adding water as needed to pick up the browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Remove from the heat.
  3. Place the cucumbers and dill in a glass bowl. In a small saucepan combine 1/2 cup water, the vinegar, sugar and salt. Bring to a simmer, then remove from the heat and pour over the cucumbers. Let cool to room temperature, 15 to 20 minutes. Once cool, store in the fridge in an airtight container.
  4. For the sandwich build: Spread a healthy amount of the prepared cream cheese on the toasted bagels. Top each with 4 to 5 slices of lovely lox, the caramelized onions and a few of the marinated cucumbers, and serve the rest of the cucumbers on the side¿and you are killin' it!
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