Maximum Living Smoked Salmon Pesto Crostini with Crème Fraiche and Dill

 

Maximum Living Smoked Salmon Pesto Crostini with Crème Fraiche and Dill

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When these Salmon Pesto Crostini get passed around, you’ll have to convince your guests that you didn’t hire a caterer. They are THAT good! Not to mention fun to make, and will add a degree of elegance to any gathering.

Ingredients

  • 1 Kirkland Signature™ Baguette cut into ½ inch slices (should get ~30).

  • ½ cup Kirkland Signature™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • ¾ cup Kirkland Signature™ Basil Pesto

  • 1 cup Crème Fraiche (to make your own, combine 6 oz of heavy cream and blend with 16 oz of sour cream, chill)

  • 8 oz Kirkland Signature™ Wild Alaska Smoked Salmon

  • 1 cup fresh chopped dill

  • Black Pepper

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F

  2. Brush top and bottom of each baguette slice with olive oil

  3. Arrange baguette slices evenly on a baking rack so that both sides become crisp, put in the oven on middle rack for 7-10 minutes, rotate halfway through if needed until toasted and golden.

  4. Remove crostini from oven, cool for 2 minutes, then brush generously with pesto on the top side.

  5. Place 2 tsp crème fraiche on top of pesto on each crostini slice.

  6. Add 1 turn of black pepper

  7. Roll strips of smoked salmon, turn edges out to make a rosette, trim to about 1” and place the rosette on top of the crème fraiche.

  8. Garnish with fresh chopped dill.

Chef’s Tip:  If the crostinis are not going to be eaten immediately, build the crostini with olive oil and pesto in advance, then add crème fraiche and smoked salmon just before serving.