Stellar Smoked Salmon Grilled Cascadian Cheese Sandwiches

  • Yield 4 servings


1 cup grated sharp white cheddar cheese
2 ounces mascarpone or cream cheese, room temperature
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
4 ounces chopped smoked salmon
1/3 cup finely chopped sweet onions, such as Walla Wallas
8 slices pumpernickel bread
2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
8 small cherry tomatoes


  1. In a medium bowl mix cheddar cheese, mascarpone or cream cheese,  and horseradish to blend.  Stir in smoked salmon and onion.
  2. Lay 4 slices of bread onto work surface, divide and spread smoked salmon mixture on top.  Add remaining bread slices, brush both sides of sandwiches with melted butter.
  3. Grill 2 sandwiches at a time in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat about 2 minutes per side until golden.  Cut each sandwich diagonally, pierce each tomato with a decorative toothpick and skewer each half.    Makes 4 sandwiches.



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