Smoked salmon and cream cheese just belong together. Wouldn’t you agree? I was in Wegman’s grocery store when I came across salmon pinwheels for the first time. They were prepared and packaged, good to go! So if you’re not feeling like prepping your own, I’m sure if you look hard enough you will find some at the store. I went home and tried them, and they were pretty good but I knew I could make them myself and at almost half the cost.
After practicing with my own recipe a few times, I’ve concocted my very own version! It’s a refreshing, quick recipe. The only problem I have with preparing this appetizer is that it’s best to refrigerate the salmon roll for at least 2 hours. It will keep things intact and not so messy. However, if you’re in a pinch you could prepare and serve immediately without refrigeration, but you’ve been warned of the mess!
I live the in Philadelphia area, and no other cream cheese is suitable for this appetizer, other than Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Purchase full-fat version and not whipped. I also recommend fresh dill, because it’s WAY tastier. As for anything else, go with the most cost effective version. I know organic cucumbers and fresh-caught smoked salmon can be expensive.