Stellar Smoked Salmon Grilled Cascadian Cheese Sandwiches

  • Yield: 4 servings


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