Rustlin Robs Gourmet Food
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Smoked Salmon Asp. Puffs

Heat Level: Mild
Category: Appetizers, Holiday/Seasonal - Game Day

  • 3 oz hot-smoked salmon
  • ¼ cup whipped cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp Rustlin’ Rob’s Hoppin’ Jalapeno Dip
  • 1 + ½ tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp fresh dill, chopped
  • ½ tsp hot sauce
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 2 + ½ tsp chives, chopped (save 1 tsp for topping)
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper
  • All-purpose flour, for rolling the dough
  • 8 oz can refrigerated crescent roll dough (8 pieces)
  • 4 to 5 medium asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 large egg
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Put the smoked salmon in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add the cream cheese, Rustlin’ Rob’s Hoppin’ Jalapeno Dip, lemon zest, dill, hot sauce, paprika and 1+1/2 tsp of the chives. Blend until the mixture is smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Lightly dust a clean surface with flour. Unroll the crescent dough and separate into 8 triangles, following the perforations. Cut each triangle in half lengthwise to make 2 thin triangles. Starting at the wide end of a triangle piece, spread about 1 tsp of the smoked salmon mixture toward the tip. Place a piece of asparagus about ¼ inch from the bottom of the dough’s wide end, then roll up towards the tip. Place on the baking sheet with the tip of the roll-up flat on the baking sheet. Repeat with all the dough.
  4. Lightly whisk the egg with ½ tsp of water. Brush the egg wash over each puff, then sprinkle some of the remaining chives over each. Bake until golden brown, about 15-18 minutes.

ADAPTED FROM: Valerie Bertinelli

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