Smoked Salmon and Preserved Lemon Torta
8 oz. Cream cheese, softened
8 oz. Mascarpone cheese, softened
2 quarters of Bella Cucina preserved lemon, chopped fine
(remove pulp and rinse lemon first)
2 T. capers, rinsed and dried
4 oz. Smoked salmon, chopped
Bella Cucina Sicilian Lemon Oil
Chopped fresh dill
Bella Cucina Preserved lemon, chopped
Combine softened cheeses w/ handheld blender; add chopped, preserved lemon and capers and combine well.
Line mini-loaf pan (12 oz. capacity) w/ dampened cheesecloth and layer half the cheese mixture into the prepared pan using a moisten spreader.
Next, layer in the chopped salmon.
Finish by putting on the rest of the cheese mixture, again using with a moistened spreader.
Cover with overhanging cheesecloth and wrap loaf with tinfoil.
Let sit in refrigerator overnight with a weight on top to compress the form.
Take out of form when ready to serve and garnish – your choice of fresh lemons, dill, capers or finely diced preserved lemons. Drizzle with lemon oil.
Buon appetito! copyright 2011 Alisa Barry