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Recipe For Salmon Sandwiches With Wasabi Cream Cheese

'Wich of the Week: Smoked Salmon With Wasabi Cream Cheese

I don't often buy German-style dark rye bread, but when I spotted some at Trader Joe's the other day, I knew it would be perfect for the Swedish-inspired salmon sandwiches I'd been wanting to make. I ditched the original recipe's finger-sandwich suggestion and made full-size but dainty sandwiches instead. Layering smoked fish on dark bread definitely has a Scandinavian feel, but the wasabi cream cheese adds an eye-opening Japanese kick.The nutty bread combined with velvety fish, creamy avocado, and even creamier spread makes for a cold sandwich that's hearty enough for dinnertime. My only complaint was that the wasabi — which I love — was too subtle. Next time, I'd mix in more, and if you like the tingly mustard, I suggest you do the same. To get the easy recipe,


Smoked Salmon Sandwiches With Avocado and Wasabi Cream Cheese

Smoked Salmon Sandwiches With Avocado and Wasabi Cream Cheese

Recipe For Smoked Salmon Sandwiches With Avocado and Wasabi Cream Cheese


  1. 1 tablespoon wasabi powder
  2. 2 teaspoons water
  3. 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  4. 8 slices German-style rye bread
  5. 1 ripe Hass avocado
  6. 1/2 lemon
  7. 8 ounces smoked salmon, thinly sliced


  1. Mix wasabi powder and 2 teaspoons water in medium bowl to form paste. Add cream cheese and stir with a rubber spatula until well combined.
  2. Place all bread slices on work surface. Spread each slice with a thin, even layer of the cream cheese.
  3. Cut the avocado in half lengthwise and twist the 2 halves apart and remove the pit. Use a spoon to remove the avocado flesh from one half. Slice the each half into 1/8-inch slices. Place the avocado slices in a bowl and squeeze juice from 1/2 lemon over avocado slices and toss gently.
  4. Cover each bread slice with a single layer of salmon, followed by a layer of avocado slices.
  5. Top each sandwich with remaining slice of bread.

Makes 4 sandwiches.

Join The Conversation
emalove emalove 8 years
Mmmmmm...I would love to eat this!!
Nan-Einhart Nan-Einhart 8 years
I love the taste of wasabi, so this sandwich looks totally good to me. I am sure that the dark bread holds up well with the other strong tastes. I would encourage people to keep trying things they do not like because taste for a certain food can change over the years. Eat your avocado!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Meh not much of a fish fan.
Midnight-Harlow Midnight-Harlow 8 years
Looks yum, but is the German style rye bread a deal breaker?
bbkfk8 bbkfk8 8 years
Yum, I wish I knew where you lived (in a not creepy stalkerish type of way) because I am such a foodie but my husband will very rarely stray from meat and potatoes. It's insane the things he won't eat. It's very rare that I am able to try new and adventurous things like I would love to, because he won't eat any of it. I would love to dine with you for a day, lol.
Tabloid Tabloid 8 years
Smoked salmon and avocado are a great combos.
jhig jhig 8 years
Sorry, not a fan of the avocado. Though, in those pictures, I wish I did like the avocado.
le-romantique le-romantique 8 years
WOW... I almost lost my breath there for a second... that looks amazing. Can't wait to try it out, salmon and wasabi = delicious.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
looks interesting. i'd try it.
lisabarn lisabarn 8 years
wow, me wants now...
partysugar partysugar 8 years
This looks so good!
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
This sounds like the perfect sandwich for me.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
I'm all squirmy about wanting to make this now!
bchicgrl bchicgrl 8 years
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
Oh, that looks so good!
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