Oooooh, it’s been so long since I had good lox! This super-simple preparation from the always fantastic Martha Rose Shulman/NYTimes looks just scrumptious, and for those of you in bigger cities or who make your own lox, this should be super easy to pull off!
1 1/2 ounces smoked salmon (more if desired)
1/2 ounce goat cheese (about 2 tablespoons)
1-2 tablespoons plain yogurt
Several cucumber slices (about 1 1/2 ounces)
A squeeze of lemon
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Chopped chives or dill
2 slices whole grain sandwich bread, rye bread or a heartier whole grain country bread
1. In a bowl, mash the goat cheese with a fork. Add the yogurt, and mix together until smooth. Spread half on one slice of bread, and top with the smoked salmon. Slice the cucumbers very thin, and layer them over the salmon. If desired, season the cucumbers with a little salt and pepper, and squeeze on some lemon juice. Sprinkle the chopped chives or dill over the cucumbers.
2. Spread the remaining goat cheese mixture over the other piece of bread. Place on top of the cucumbers, press down and cut the sandwich in half.
Yield: One serving.