To complete the preserved fish hat trick I give you smoked salmon! Such an elegant accompaniment to celebratory drinks. My mother has included smoked salmon in the pre-dinner nibbles for many a celebration. Her favourite is to serve the salmon on lightly buttered pumpernickel rounds with a light grating of black pepper and a fillet of lemon on top.
I had recently made a multi-grain loaf and this seemed like a nice variation on the pumpernickel theme, thinly sliced. A herbed cream cheese made the salmon stick to the bread and quarters of peeled lemon completed the picture. Lovely!