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Smoked Salmon Appetizer Recipe

This recipe took first place in the Alaska State Ferry competition!

Canned Salmon is a staple in my household and I am always on the lookout for new smoked salmon appetizer recipes. Recently the Alaska Marine Highway System (the Alaska Ferry) held a contest for Salmon Appetizers and guess what?! This recipe won!

I can't tell you how excited I was to get the phone call letting me know I had won! How amazing is it for a non-Alaskan to win a salmon cooking Alaska! Not to mention the fact that I am not the best in the kitchen. So I am here to tell you, anyone can make this smoked salmon appetizer recipe! haha...

This recipe is super simple to make and is full of flavor. It's one of my go-to salmon recipies for parties and last minute get-togethers as the ingredients are normally in my refrigerator and it whips up quickly. You can make the wonton cups up to 5 hours ahead and the filling (except for the avocado) can be done up to 18 hours in advance. I usually make the filling the night before and keep refrigerated to let the flavors combine. Enjoy!

Smoked Salmon and Avocado Wonton Cups

By , Feb 8, 2011

Smoked Salmon Appetizer Recipe


12           square wonton wrappers
2 tbsp       unsalted butter, melted
1            6oz can smoked salmon
1/2 cup      finely sliced green onions, including tops
1/4 cup      finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 tbsp       lime juice
2 tsp        grated fresh ginger
1/2 tsp      kosher salt
1            small avocado, finely diced


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lay 12 wonton wrappers flat and using the melted butter, brush both sides. Press into a mini muffin cup pan, pleating the wonton to make a small cup. Bake until golden brown, 7-9 minutes (watch them - they burn easily!) Loosen from the pan and cool.

  2. In a small bowl, combine green onions, cilantro, ginger, & salt. Add lime juice & mix well. Add salmon, stirring to combine. Add avocado prior to serving and toss very gently. Spoon a generous portion of filling into each wonton cup.

  3. Serve immediately.

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