Smoked Salmon with Fromage Blanc, Chives, and Pickled Celery

Smoked Salmon with Fromage Blanc, Chives, and Pickled Celery

Smoked Salmon with Fromage Blanc, Chives, and Pickled Celery

Pickled celery balances the subtleness of fromage blanc in a simple and elegant canapé.Helen Rosner

Pickled celery balances the subtleness of fromage blanc in a simple and elegant canape.

Smoked Salmon with Fromage Blanc, Chives, and Pickled Celery
Pickled celery balances the subtleness of fromage blanc in a simple and elegant canape.
Yield: makes ONE CUP

Ingredients

  • 14 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 12 tsp. sugar
  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced on an angle
  • 1 cup fromage blanc
  • 14 cup finely chopped chives, plus 2 chives cut into 1" pieces for garnish
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Rye toast points, for serving
  • 6 oz. smoked salmon

Instructions

  1. Combine vinegar, 2 tsp. salt, and sugar with 14 cup water in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until sugar is dissolved. Set aside to cool. When cool, add celery and let sit minimum 1 hour.
  2. Combine fromage blanc, finely chopped chives, salt and pepper. Spread on toast points; top with smoked salmon, pickled celery, and chives.