Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Bagels and Lox on the Casual Side #KitchenMatrixCookingProject

Crisp Bagel Chips, spread with softened Cream Cheese, topped with Cajun Style Smoked Salmon and sprinkled with capers.

We are sharing Finger Foods inspired by the Kitchen Matrix by Mark Bittman.......

This is a quick easy appetizer.  The ingredients have long shelf lives so they are easy to keep on hand.  It only takes a minute to throw it together.  Those friends that just happened to be in the neighborhood and decided to stop by?  They are going to be very impressed.

My friends, Cam of Culinary Adventures of Camilla and Karen of Karen's Kitchen Stories and I are cooking our way through Mark Bittman's Kitchen Matrix Cookbook.  Cam is choosing the themes for October and started with "Finger Foods".

Bittman has a matrix of different ingredients from which you are able to create a plethora of appetizers in a moments notice.  Such was the case with this appetizer that I'm sharing with you today.

Frank was teaching a CPL class. When he does so, I provide a continental breakfast, a mid morning snack and lunch to the students.  I started them out with a fresh fruit tray featuring Kiwano.  Kiwano is a fruit that I can only describe as a cross between, cucumber, kiwi and citrus.  It is part of a package I got from Melissa's Produce, who is sponsoring #FreakyFruitFridays this month, hosted by Camilla.

I also had these Applesauce Muffins, juice and coffee.  This keeps them satisfied for a couple of hours but it's hard to sit in the classroom portion of the instruction so around 10 am I like to put out a snack and some soft drinks. 

Taking inspiration from Bittman's book, I pulled out some bagel chips, cream cheese, smoked salmon and capers.  In about 5 minutes I had this snack placed on the table in front of them.  One of the students said he was going to pay to come back again just for the appetizer.  I think that's pretty high praise for something that took so little time and effort.

Let's see what Cam and Karen are eating with their fingers this week.......

I will be sharing a wonderful, comforting Savory Stew that I provided for the class for lunch with my Soup Saturday Swappers group later this month so stay tuned.....

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Appetizers, Seafood
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Casual Bagels and Lox

Crisp Bagel Chips, spread with softened Cream Cheese, topped with Cajun Style Smoked Salmon and sprinkled with capers.
prep time: 5 minscook time: total time: 5 mins


1 pkg. Bagel Chips
1 (3 oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
4 oz. smoked salmon ( I used cajun flavored)
1 jar capers


Spread the bagel chips with creamed cheese, top with flakes of smoked salmon and sprinkle with capers.


Inspired by The Kitchen Matrix by Mark Bittman
Created using The Recipes Generator


  1. Perfect snack! I always have smoked salmon and capers in the house. I usually use crackers but the bagel chips are very clever!

  2. That is my FAVORITE bagel topping. Can't wait to try this with bagel chips. Genius!


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