HEALTHY RECIPE: NORWEGIAN SMOKED SALMON SWEET POTATO BITES
This visually appealing appetizer is a delightful adaptation of traditional Norwegian fare. Why so delicious? The lightly salty, moist and chewy smoked salmon provides a counterpoint to the earthy sweetness of the sweet-potato. Cool and luscious sour-cream or creme fraiche mellow the smoked salmon while fresh dill adds a refreshing verdant tone. This appetizer is high in protein, provides Vitamin A, and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids from the fish. yum!
“Norwegian cuisine traditionally revolves around the plentiful fish from their coastlines, and this healthy and simple appetizer celebrates the smoked salmon that’s so popular in Norway today. Packed with protein and heart healthy unsaturated omega three fatty acids, salmon is an important part of a healthy Nordic diet. By replacing a traditional cracker or white potato base with sweet potatoes, you lighten up recipe, and add a boost of vitamin A, which protects your eyes and skin, and gives your immune system a boost. These smoked salmon sweet potato bites are the perfect healthy, simple appetizer for holiday entertaining, and are sure to add some elegant Norwegian flare to your holiday.
Makes: 12 bites (roughly)
Total Time: 25 minutes
1 small, thin sweet potato, sliced into ¼ inch round slices
1 tablespoon olive oil
Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
3-4 slices of good smoked salmon (you can also use fresh Gravlax if available)
2 tablespoons sour cream or crème fraiche
Fresh dill fronds, to serve
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
On the baking sheet, drizzle the slices of sweet potato with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss everything well to combine, and spread in an even layer.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, until the slices are fork tender and beginning to crisp at the edges, flipping the slices once half way through cooking.
Top each sweet potato slice with a slice of salmon, and a dollop of sour cream or crème fraiche.
Set the bites out on a serving platter, and sprinkle top each bite with a frond of dill. Enjoy!”