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Smoked Salmon Sandwich

smoked salmon on bagel
Bagel'n Lox
Smoked Salmon Sandwich

In some places around the world, such as in New York, they call this delicacy, Lox and it is served on a bagel with cream cheese.

In Norway, they even serve smoked fish for breakfast. Who would think of something that "fishy"??? Of course, it had to be us Norwegian Vikings.

Røkt Laks/lox is sooooooo delicious. And you don't even have to go all the way to Norway to enjoy this delicacy. If you are in the U.S., stop in at Sam's Club and pick up a vacuum-packed Smoked Salmon Fillet imported from Norway. Why not make sandwiches in your own kitchen? Have a party.

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Smoked salmon sandwich

Use a sharp knife to thinly slice the fish at an angle (filleting), skin side down. This is very important, according to my brother, Bjørn, and... don't cut your fingers.

Arrange lox on a serving platter along with thinly sliced, red onions, leaf lettuce, tomatoes, sliced hard-boiled eggs, sliced lemon, and parsley sprigs.

Fill bowls with green and black olives, capers, chopped green onions, thinly sliced green and red peppers for garnish.

Place an assortment of bread and bagels in a basket lined with a cloth napkin. Don't forget the cream cheese.

Whip cream cheese until soft and fold in chives or dill for spreading on the bread.

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Smoked Salmon Sandwich

Smoked Salmon is great for entertaining and your guests will enjoy making their own creations.

When you are in Norway, you might think twice before diving into an open face sandwich with bare hands. That could end up in a yukky mess.

Some of the sandwiches are loaded with an enormous amount of delicious stuff and if you try to lift the sandwich with your hands all that deliciousness will fall all over the place, but mainly on your clothes. Yikes.

So following the unwritten law about using a knife and a fork to devour all that goodness is definitely advised. You will see no one eating a sandwich without utensils for a good practical reason.

In Norway, a knife and a fork are usually supplied even when serving sandwiches. The fork is placed in the left-hand up-side-down and the knife is in the right hand - ALWAYS.

Oh, and this is how you order a smoked salmon sandwich in Norwegian: "Jeg vil ha et smørbrød med laks, takk." Practice now, so you'll be ready for Norway.

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