Vermont Goat Cheese and Smoked Salmon CakesFrom ECHO LAKE INN
- 4 oz Vermont Fresh Goat Cheese
- 4 oz Smoked Salmon
- 2 oz Cream Cheese
- 4 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
- 2 tbsp White Wine
- Some Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Some Seasoned Bread Crumbs with Herbs
- 2 oz Clarified Butter
- 8 oz Heavy Cream
- 1/4 cup Chopped Fresh Dill
Combine cheeses in food processor. Blend until smooth. Add salmon and blend again until smooth. With processor on, add 2 tbsp lemon juice and wine. Remove mixture from work bowl and place in small, nonreactive mixing bowl. Season to taste. Cover bowl with film and refrigerate for about an hour to firm mixture.
When mixture is firm, form about 8 cakes and coat with bread crumb mixture (I make my own by processing stale bread, fresh thyme, fresh oregano, fresh dill, and salt & pepper). Then, heat clarified butter, on medium, in a heavy saute pan. Lightly browm each side until cakes are warm in the center.
Cream sauce: In a heavey saucepan, add cream, 2 tbsp lemon juice, and half of the dill. Reduce cream until thickened over medium heat (sauce consistency). Add remaining dill and season wtih salt and pepper.
Assembly: Divide hot dill sauce between four warm appetizer plates. Float two cakes per plate in sauce. Garnish with julienne of smoked salmon and dill sprig.