1/2 sm Red Onion -- quartered
2 tb Seasoned Rice Wine Vinegar
* see note
2 c All-Purpose Flour
2 ts Baking Powder
1 1/4 ts Salt
1/4 ts Dry Mustard
1/4 ts Black Pepper
1/3 c Vegetable Shortening
2 lg Scallions -- minced
1 tb Fresh Parsley -- minced
3/4 c + 1 1/2Tb Milk
Smoked Salmon Spread-----
4 oz Cream Cheese -- room
3 oz Smoked Salmon -- cold,
1/2 ts Prepared White Horseradish
1 ts Lemon Juice -- fresh
1/2 ts Fresh Dill -- finely minced
1 pn Dried Dill Weed
* Seasoned rice wine vinegar can be found in the Asian section of
well-stocked grocery stores. If you are unable to find it, you can
use 2 Tbsp. white wine mixed with 1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar and 1/4 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 425#. Place the onions in a small bowl, add enough
cold water to cover and let sit 30 minutes; this draws out the strong
flavor of the onion. Drain the onions well and put them back in the
bowl. Add the vinegar and coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least
30 minutes and up to 3 hours.
In a large bowl, sift the flour with the baking powder, salt, mustard
and black pepper. Cut in the shortening until the mixture has the
consistency of small peas, then stir in the green onions and parsley.
Lightly stir in enough milk with a fork to make a soft dough. Turn
the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently pat the dough
out to a 3/4" thickness. Sprinkle the dough with a little flour. Cut
into 15 rounds with a 1 1/2" biscuit cutter, pressing straight down
into the dough without turning the cutter. If you do not have a
small biscuit or cookie cutter, then cut with a knife into small
Put the biscuits, sides slightly touching, on a baking sheet. (The
biscuits can be prepared to this point then covered tightly and
refrigerated up to 4 hours before baking.) Bake until golden and
fluffy, 18-20 minutes.
Let the biscuits cool for about 10 minutes. Split the biscuits in
half horizontally. Spread the biscuit bottoms with smoke salmon
spread and top with a little of the pickled onion and a dill sprig.
Arrange the biscuits on a serving platter, replace the top halves of
the biscuits slightly askew and serve immediately.
Smoke Salmon Spread: In a food processor, combine the cream cheese
and half of the smoked salmon and process until smooth. Add the
horseradish and lemon juice and process, scraping down the sides as
necessary until smooth. Add the dill and process until incorporated.
Transfer the spread to a small bowl. Finely chop the remaining
salmon and stir it into the spread until blended.
Makes 3/4 cup.
Per serving: Calories 275; fat 15.1 g; cholesterol 26 mg;
carbohydrate 27.3 g; fiber 0.4 g; protein 7.3 g; sodium 563 mg;
potassium 149 mg; calcium 140 mg.
Recipe By : Simply Seafood magazine, Vol. 4 No. 4 Fall 1994
Categories : Biscuit/Muffin Fish/Seafood