Smoked Salmon and Goats Cheese Toasts

Ingredients

  • 8 oz soft fresh goat cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tsp of grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 30 thin slices French-bread baguette
  • 12 oz thinly sliced smoked salmon
  • Lemon peel of half a medium lemon, using a microplane zester

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix goat cheese, herbs, lemon zest, and black pepper in a small bowl to blend. Set aside. (The cheese mixture can be mixed a couple of days ahead of time.)

Brush oil over both sides of bread. Arrange bread in single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake until bread is just crisp, about 5 minutes on each side. (You can prepare the toasts a couple hours in advance.)

Spread cheese mixture over toasts. Top with salmon, trimming to fit. Garnish with lemon peel strips. Arrange on platter and serve.

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