Faux Smoked Salmon Sandwiches

The South Arm Christmas Fair fund raising also made some sandwiches for the food concession at the fair. The fillings of the sandwiches were prepared a day before the fair.


Another group of volunteers from the South Arm Community Kitchen participated in the preparation of the fillings. Thank you for all who volunteered.


One of the sandwiches that we made is Faux Smoked Salmon Sandwiches. It is made with canned salmon instead of smoked salmon but we flavoured the salmon with smoked paprika to gives it the smoky flavour. Use canned salmon with bones for much higher calcium content.


  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened (4 oz or half a block)
  • 1 x 7oz can salmon, drained
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika/pimenton (or use a scant 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill or 1 teaspoon fresh dill, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, optional
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread
  • 4 lettuce leaves, or 12 thin cucumber slices


Source: unknown;  makes 4 sandwiches



In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese with a fork until smooth and creamy.


Add the rest of the ingredients, mixing well.


Divide the salmon mixture evenly between 4 slices of bread. Top with lettuce or cucumber, then top with 4 remaining bread slices.

For an appetizer, slice each sandwiches into 4 triangles.

The salmon spread keeps for several days in the refrigerator. You can enjoy it on bagels or toast for breakfast, in sandwiches for lunch, or on top of cucumber slices or crackers for an afternoon snack.

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