These salmon bites are a most elegant, delicious & not to mention, show-stopping appetizer. They are perfect for birthday parties, get-togethers or just a fun and healthy little snack at home. My family gets pretty excited when I serve them up. I believe they are one of the most beautiful & colorful hors d'oeuvres, (that can be assembled together quickly).
Smoked salmon is a delicacy that we like to enjoy every now and then, but can be quite pricy to order out. This is why I like to purchase salmon myself and it is what inspired me to come up with my own version of these delicious little treats. They are really super simple to make and inexpensive too.
Our most favorite smoked salmon experience is back when my husband performed in Alaska when we first got married. As we ventured into a small town called, Ketchikan, we were served the freshest, wild-caught Alaskan salmon you've ever tasted. My husband and I have been a fan ever since and even had some cold-shipped to our house, (straight from the Alaskan fishery where we enjoyed it that day). The salmon was the best we've ever tasted and it is such a great memory.
I love bringing those memories back with my own smoked salmon recipes such as this one. You can find wild Alaskan smoked salmon just about anywhere, especially at your local health food store. Do make sure it is wild-caught and not farm-raised salmon, (aka: "Atlantic"). Most people get confused on this and think farm-raised fish is the way to go. That is completely not the case.
Farm-raised fish are usually readily available and less expensive, but their diet is poor and the fish themselves contain higher levels of heavy metals such as mercury, not to mention antibiotics. Also, another concern is that the fish are grown in nets thus causing pollution & unwanted diseases like you commonly see in farm-raised fish. Wild-caught fish is a much healthier choice, (having higher contents of trace minerals and Omega 3's.
I love the fact that I'm fueling my family with lots of healthy fats and nutrients, not only with the salmon, but the avocodo as well...and the added bonus is watching them thoroughly enjoy each bite.