Smoked Salmon Lollipops 
with cream cheese

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Smoked Salmon Appetizer
adapted from Art of Entertaining, 
recipe by Peggy Bucholz,

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Prep Time: 25 min   Total Time:25 min   Yield: 12


6 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
cracked black pepper, to taste
12 slices smoked salmon, 2-inch rounds
fresh chives
, snipped finely
12 acrylic sticks or popsicle sticks


In a small bowl mix cheese, thyme and pepper together.  Place 1 tablespoon mixture in a small piece of plastic wrap, twist into a ball. Repeat this process with the remaining ingredients.  Put in refrigerator until firm. Unwrap them, cover each with a salmon slice maintaining a round shape. Dip the top and bottom of balls in snipped chives, see photograph.  Insert a popsicle stick into the base then stick into a halved apple or eggplant or stand them up in champagne glasses and serve as an appetizer.

Wine recommendation: Pinot Gris; Chardonnay

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