RECIPE | SMOKED SALMON CREAM CHEESE CROISSANT
This sandwich is one of my quick and simple recipes that takes less than 5 minutes to whip up! This recipe is more on the richer side but it's alright to treat yourself every once in awhile. Whenever I purchase seafood, I do my best to buy sustainable seafood and not farmed fish (read why by scrolling down). One way to identify sustainable seafood is by checking the package for a logo that will say "Certified Sustainable". Below is a picture of Movenpick's Wild Smoked Salmon and in the bottom right corner, there is a MSC logo which is one of the organization's among several that certify sustainable seafood.
Now about this sandwich, you must love smoked salmon to eat it. It pairs well with croissants, cream cheese and fresh dill. You also have the option to put as little or as much of the above ingredients. It's also fantastic for parties or showers if you cut them up into smaller portions.
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SMOKED SALMON CREAM CHEESE CROISSANT
SERVES 2 | ASSEMBLY TIME 5 MINS
- 2 CROISSANTS
- 4 SLICES OF WILD CAUGHT SMOKED SALMON (THAWED)
- 1 SMALL BUNCH OF FRESH DILL (NO NEED TO CHOP)
- LIGHT PLAIN CREAM CHEESE
- PEPPER TO TASTE
Optional: Lemon Juice
TIP: What to do with leftover dill? Wash, dry, and pack it in a plastic container or reuseable ziplock bag. Then freeze it in your freezer.
- Prepare your ingredient as listed above.
- Slice your croissants in half.
- Spread a thin layer of cream cheese on both sides of the croissant.
- Lay 2 pieces of smoked salmon and season with pepper.
- Lay a couple to a few springs of fresh dill over the salmon.
Voila! It was that easy and quick. Squeeze some lemon juice over your salmon to compliment it.
WHY YOU SHOULD AVOID FARMED FISH
- Farmed fish contain little nutritional benefits, especially Omega-3 fatty acids as fish naturally receive these nutrients from aquatic plant life
- Farmed fish are fed corn or soy promoting the growth of unhealthy. amounts of incorrect fatty acids. Naturally fish are carnivores and they should be eating other fish.
- Farmed fish are given antibiotics which can cause "antibiotic-resistant disease in humans".
- They experience stress and pain of being confined and are killed in inhumane ways.
- They are filled with disease and this spreads to the ocean infecting wild fish.
- Farms clean their waters using concentrated chemicals and toxins but those flow back into the ocean damaging natural ecosystems.
- Farmed fish live in their own poop! Yuck.
- Fish farms are environmentally unsustainable.
(Sourced from "Mind Body Green")
So before you cook this recipe, please consider the environment and your own health by choosing sustainable seafood.