Smoked Salmon Spirals

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“Perfect party food, or good for a brunch. This is an adaptation of an Ann Hodgman recipe, who adapted it from Sarah Leah Chase. It's very simple to put together, but very fancy to eat. Prep time includes chill time.”
60 spirals

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat together the cream cheese, lemon juice and rind, scallions, dill and paprika.
  2. Spread each tortilla with 1/8 of the cream cheese mixture, leaving a 1/4 inch margin.
  3. Cover the cream cheese with slices of salmon.
  4. Roll up the tortillas, pressing down hard as you roll.
  5. Wrap each tortilla in plastic wrap, like a Tootsie Roll (for the Americans) or like a Christmas cracker (for the Brits and Aussies).
  6. Chill at least 3 hours, but not longer than 12 or it tends to sog up.
  7. To serve, upwrap and slice the rolls about 1/2 inch thick.
  8. Eat all the uneven ends yourself, assuming the rest is for company.
  9. Arrange the slices on a serving dish and garnish with more of the dill.

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