Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Easy Superfood Appetizer: Creamy Cukes with Beautiful Salmon Roe (grain-free : primal : gluten-free)

Roe, also known as fish eggs, are wonderfully healthy and nutritious.  They are a superfood, and loaded with vitamin D.  Salmon eggs are a lustrous orange color, with a salty, tangy taste.  They pair wonderfully with cucumbers and cream cheese! What a quick, delicious dish.

Some people in my house are not as adventurous as others, so I leave a few cucumbers without the roe on top.  Then I serve them all together and everyone can pick what they like.  My 2-year-old son, who is not very fond of raw veggies yet, likes to just eat the cream cheese and roe off the top.  (He and I particularly love roe.)  This method also gives my 5-year-old daughter the opportunity to see us enjoying the roe, and even try some herself occasionally without any pressure. 

Creamy Cukes with Beautiful Salmon Roe
  1. Wash the cucumbers, and peel them if desired.  Slice them about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
  2. Smear a bit of cream cheese onto each cucumber slice.
  3. Top each one with a salmon egg.  I like to use only only one egg per cucumber, as they have quite a strong flavor that can overwhelm the other flavors if you use more than one!
  4. Serve and enjoy!


Sarah Harkins said...

what the best kind of cream cheese to get? any tips on what to look for?

Kristina said...

Mm, the combination of roe and cream cheese sounds wonderful.

Sara said...

Yum, I don't even love cucumbers and this looks delicious!

Sarah Smith said...

Ideally, the best cream cheese would have no additives and come from pastured cows, That being said, the best cream cheese I can find (besides the local goat milk cream cheese that is $8/cup) is Organic Valley brand. It does still have one additives, unfortunately (organic locust bean gum), but the ingredients list is still way better than the typical Philadelphia cream cheese (which has more additives and is not organic or even rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone) free).

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