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Smoked Salmon and Meyer Lemon Sandwich

By , from the Culinate Kitchen collection
Serves 2 to 4
Yield 4 open-face sandwiches


Though Meyer lemons add that little something special to this open-faced sandwich, you can substitute regular lemons to good effect. Also, feel free to try pumpernickel or rye bread in place of the multigrain.


4 thick slices of fresh, multigrain bread
8 Tbsp. cream cheese
lb. smoked salmon, broken into bite-size pieces
1 Meyer lemon, very thinly sliced
1 shallot, sliced thin
~ Coarsely ground black pepper


  1. Set out the sandwich ingredients.
  2. On each slice of bread, spread about 2 Tbsp. cream cheese. Divide the salmon equally between the four bread slices, setting it into the cream cheese. Layer the sliced lemons on top, then top with the sliced shallots. Grind fresh black pepper over all the sandwiches; serve.

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1. by Caroline Cummins on Mar 25, 2008 at 8:47 AM PDT

served this as an appetizer last night with two variations: strips of meyer-lemon rind (I needed the juice for another purpose) instead of lemon half-moons and chives mixed with crème fraîche instead of plain cream cheese. fabulous all ‘round.

2. by CourtJ on Jan 9, 2009 at 7:29 AM PST

Mmmm, looks devine!

3. by Hillary on Jan 9, 2009 at 11:41 AM PST

What an interesting sandwich! Can you eat the rind? I love the flavor of meyer lemons. Happy new year.

4. by Olga on Jan 9, 2009 at 2:00 PM PST

Congrats on making it onto Tastespotting!
This looks like a marvelous sandwich. I had the same question about the rind as Hillary :)

5. by Kim on Jan 9, 2009 at 3:05 PM PST

This is sooo good -- rind and all. Just slice your lemon very thin; you won’t even think of it as rind when you’re eating it, just flavor.

6. by Iris McCall on Oct 28, 2014 at 2:42 PM PDT

Simple and delicious looking I’m all in. Thank you for sharing♡♡ and delicious looking I’m all in. Thank you for sharing♡♡

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