Smoked Salmon Rolls with Cream Cheese and Red Onion Dip

Another great recipe from the lovely Neven Maguire. Perfect for Christmas! Use as a light starter or as a snack for when friends pop by.

Smoked Salmon Rolls with Cream Cheese and Red Onion



  • 75g (3oz) soft cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp creme fraiche
  • 350g (12oz) pre-sliced smoked salmon
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp snipped fresh chives
  • 8 large slices wheaten bread
  • 1 lemon
  • 25g (1oz) wild rocket
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Place the red onion in a small bowl and pour over enough boiling water to cover, then drain off immediately. This softens the raw flavour of the onion.
  • Return the red onion to the bowl and add the cream cheese, creme fraiche and chives. Season to taste and mix well to combine.
  • On a sheet of clingfilm, place three overlapping slices of smoked salmon. Spread the cream cheese mixture a few millimetres thick over the top of the salmon, right out to the edges. Roll up into a neat sausage shape. Repeat this process with the remaining slices and keep in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • Using a straight-sided scone cutter that is about 5cm (2in) in diameter, cut out two rounds from each slice of wheaten bread.
  • Slice each chilled smoked salmon roll into four small rounds and lay each roll sideways on a bread round. Place four rounds on each plate.

Serving Suggestions

Garnish with some lemon rind and rocket leaves.  Serve with lemon slices.

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