smoked salmon, capers chopped egg and red onion on a white plate
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Smoked Salmon with Caper and Hard Boiled Egg Recipe

If you are looking for ideas for a Super Easy Appetizer then this Smoked Salmon with Caper and Hard Boiled Egg is perfect. It can be individually plated up or served on a platter plus it is easy to make this gluten-free or to leave off the bread and make it paleo and keto. All the prep can be done in advance and it takes minutes to put together. Perfect for Easter or Christmas.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Starter
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Servings: 4
Calories: 167kcal
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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  • 2 eggs
  • 14 oz smoked salmon
  • 3 tbsp capers
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 lemon

To Serve (See note 1)


    Start by cooking the eggs.

    • Use a small pan that fits the eggs.
    • Remove the eggs from the fridge whilst you bring kettle of water to the boil.
    • Pour the water into the pan and bring back to a boil. Once boiling reduce the heat to a simmer and carefully use a slotted spoon or skimmer to lower the eggs into the water.
    • Turn the heat back up and set the timer for 13 minutes.
    • Whilst the eggs are boiling get a bowl of well iced water ready.
    • As soon as the timer goes use a slotted spoon or skimmer to remove the eggs from the boiling water and drop them straight into the ice bath.
    • Let the eggs cool for 5 minutes then gently crack the eggs and the shells should slide off.
    • Seperate the yolks from the whites, then finely chop the yolk and set to one side. Chop the egg whites slightly larger and set to one side separately to the yolks.
    • Peel and finely chop the red onion.
    • At this point everything can be covered and kept in the refrigerator for a few hours.

    To serve:

    •  Add 2 slices of smoked salmon to each plate, a small pile of egg white, egg yolk and chopped red onion.
    • Scatter over the capers, then squeeze over a little lemon juice and season generously with black pepper.
    • Serve with your choice of accompaniment. (see note 1)


    1. What to Serve with this Smoked Salmon dish:
      • For those following a standard diet, you can serve this with bread; rye bread, crusty bread or toast points all work well.
      • If you are serving this as a gluten-free appetizer, then use a gluten-free bread. As gluten-free bread is often drier you might want to serve it as buttered toast. Alternatively, you could follow the ideas below for keto/paleo.
      • For Keto/Paleo diets you can serve this with small lettuce cups or with slices of roasted sweet potato.


    Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 989mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 16.6mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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