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An Appetizing Thanksgiving

November 10th, 2010 · 4:55 pm - LoxPopuli

thankgivingThanksgiving’s main course may be pretty much set in stone with the usual lineup of turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, etc., but the appetizers and first course are open to interpretation. What could be a more delicious way to start the feast than with appetizing hors d’oeuvres from Russ & Daughters? To give you some ideas for planning your menu, we’ve listed some delicious canapes you can assemble with ingredients sourced from Russ & Daughters. Not only are all of these combinations delicious, but they are so easy to make, which means that you will have more time to enjoy your guests or focus on basting that turkey.

Private Stock Sturgeon on Baltic Rye Bread with Salted Butter. Sturgeon is considered the queen of all smoked fish, and our private stock is a most special reserve. We like the old-fashioned butter from Kate’s, another 4th generation family business. This combination is an appetizing classic.
Russ&Daughters Smoked Salmon Tartare
Smoked Salmon Tartare on an endive leaf with a touch of creme fraiche. Place the tartare on the base of the leaf and the endive doubles as an edible spoon.

Gaspe Nova on cucumber slices with Wild Alaskan Salmon Roe. Sliced cucumbers provide a delicate base for accentuating the salmon. And, it’s a great no-carb. gluten-free option.

Smoked Sable with Truffle Butter on Mini Toasts. This is one of our favorite winter combinations.

A whole Smoked Brook Trout that we have filled with our homemade smoked trout mousse. This is an impressive addition to any Thanksgiving table and sure to be a crowd pleaser. All you need to enjoy it are some crackers or bread.

Curried Herring on Swedish Leksands crispbread with Roasted Cashews and Dates. This was a big hit at our Herring Pairing festival and continues to be a favorite hors d’oeuvre blending sweet and savory flavors.


French Trout Roe with creme fraiche on warm blinis. This is absolutely delicious and a less expensive alternative to caviar.

Russ & Daughters Caviar with Creme Fraiche on a Blini

Russ & Daughters caviar on quail eggs or blinis or just straight from the tin. We’ll be happy to share our caviar knowledge with you to help you select the caviar that’s right for your budget and palette.

Naturally dried cranberries with Goat Cream Cheese on pear slices or Midnight Moon Aged goat cheese and Dalmatia Fig Spread on 27-layer Danish Rye Crackers. These are wonderful vegetarian options.

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And though it is always hard to believe, you and your crowd will need to eat the morning after Thanksgiving. So why not start the day with the very best bagels and lox?

Call us to place your Thanksgiving order: 212-475-4880 or 800-RUSS-229.

Please note that Russ & Daughters will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

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