Smoked Salmon Toasts with Mustard Butter
Sour cream or cream cheese may be the usual spread with salty smoked salmon, but chef David Tanis thinks softened butter makes a tasty alternative. (Think of ham-and-butter sandwiches.) To give the butter a zippy bite, he stirs in lemon zest and both Dijon and grainy mustards. Slideshow: Fantastic Fast Hors d’Oeuvres
The mustard butter can be refrigerated overnight. Let soften before using.
Appetizers are often served with sparkling or light white wines, but these spicy, rich toasts call for something more full-bodied, like a Chardonnay from Carneros.