Author Notes: We have been experimenting with Fillo pastry, that extremely thin and delicate pastry that forms such interesting flower-like shapes when cooked in layers. This is a fairly simple appetizer of cream cheese, salmon and capers in a fillo cup. —Tom and Anita Morgan
6 inch squares of fillo pastry
Olive oil spray
Dry ranch dressing mix
tablespoons cream cheese
small strips of smoked salmon lox
- Without separating them, cut 5 six inch squares of fillo pastry dough, then gently twist them so they remain on top of each other but at 5 different angles. Gently push them into a muffin tin allowing the corners to fold outward like flower petals. Repeat three times; placing them far enough apart that they don’t touch.
- Spray lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with dry ranch dressing mix and dried chives.
- Place 3 capers in the center of the rolled salmon. Handle gently as the fillo is delicate.