I have enjoyed smoked salmon for as long as I can remember. Yes, I even enjoyed smoked salmon as a child. I always looked forward to holidays when I knew we’d be partaking in some smoked salmon. Our oldest boy seems to be following in my footsteps as well, loving the taste of this salty smoky treat. You could put smoked salmon on just about anything and I would thoroughly enjoy it. When I was trying to decide on delicious fillings for my phyllo bites smoked salmon just naturally came to mind. These scallion & dill smoked salmon bites are such a treat for you smoked salmon lovers out there.
Making Mini Phyllo (Filo/Fillo) Bites
I do not have much experience with phyllo dough as stated in my last post, Brie & Cranberry Relish Phyllo Bites, but making these little bites with homemade mini phyllo cups turns out great without much hassle. The key to succeeding with phyllo dough is making sure the dough is thoroughly defrosted in the refrigerator overnight. Once you’re ready to use the phyllo dough make sure you have it up to room temperature before you start working with it. I let it sit out for about 15 minutes out of the fridge first, then I unroll it onto a large cutting board and cover it back up with plastic wrap and wet paper towels over any exposed edges for another 15 minutes. Do not let the dough dry out. You must keep it moist so it doesn’t crack or break on you too easily.
If you just don’t feel like making these mini cups or don’t have the time just buy the pre-made mini phyllo shells, they’ll be just as delicious!
Give these creamy, salty and savory smoked salmon phyllo bites a try and let us know what you think!