Sometimes matzo gets a bad rap. We see it mostly at the stores around Passover season and as I understand it's used as a substitute for leavened bread. I look at it as a blank canvas just waiting to be gussied up. Wondering what I would try next I started to wonder what my sons might like. Ethan and Steven love "Everything" bagels...you know the ones that are coated with garlic, onion, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, salt and maybe even some pepper...so why not matzo? So I made a version of my sons favorite bagels and of course knowing it needed a spread I created the most delicious smoked salmon spread. The combination is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even to serve with cocktails. Give it a try and I know you'll be scooping up as much matzo as you can so you can make this year round.
Everything Matzo with Salmon Spread:
4 pieces of matzo
Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend
2 egg whites beaten until slightly frothy
1- 8-ounce package of cream cheese, room temperature
4 - ounces smoked salmon, chopped by hand
3 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
3 teaspoons capers, rinsed
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Time-Saving Tips: Both items can be made a day in advance. Once the matzo is baked make sure it has completely cooled before storing in an airtight container. The spread can be stored in an airtight container.
Let's see what we need.
Now let's get cooking!
Preheat the oven to 400-degrees. Brush one matzo at a time with the egg white and then sprinkle with the seasoning. Don't be cheap with sprinkling...it's about totally coating the matzo. Place the matzo on a parchment-lined sheet pan. They won't be able to be completely flat and that's fine.
Bake about 5-10 minutes until you start to smell the seasoning and the matzo browns a little. They will curve a bit when ready. They look great, right?
Beat the cream cheese a couple of minutes to light and fluffy. Stir in the salmon followed by the dill and black pepper. Then fold in the capers and lemon juice. That's all there is to it. Simple, right?
It's ready! How great does this look? The spread is addictive and the matzo is so delicious. This is for sharing with family and friends.