|A vibrant and flavor-popping appetizer, |
which provides a great addition
to any gathering...
Prep: 30 mins.
Posted: by Sandra
--30 cherry tomatoes
3 ozs. smoked salmon (or regular cooked salmon), finely chopped
1 green onion, finely sliced
1/3 cup red pepper, finely chopped
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon old bay seasoning
½ teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste
***Cream Cheese mixture:
1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, at room temperature
1 teaspoon milk
--garnish with fresh chives, chopped
--torn individual lettuce leaves (30 pieces total)
Cut the top off of each cherry tomato, and use a melon ball scooper (or small spoon) to remove inner pulp, and discard. Place cherry tomatoes upside down on paper towels to drain. In a large bowl, combine the salmon, green onion, red pepper, spices, lemon juice and mayonnaise, mixing well. Spoon into tomatoes.
In a small bowl, beat with a hand mixer the cream cheese and milk until smooth. Insert a large star tip into a pastry (or plastic) bag. Pipe a small amount of cream cheese mixture over salmon mixture on top of tomatoes. Garnish with chopped chives, and place each tomato on individually torn lettuce leaves placed around serving platter. – Enjoy!