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Brain Health Recipe - Smoked Salmon Canapé with Sesame Brittle

Updated on March 8, 2013

Recipe Rating

5 stars from 1 rating of Smoked Salmon Canapé with Sesame Brittle!

This mouthwatering dish utilizes some of the most beneficial foods for both the brain and body!


Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 1 hour 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour 40 min
Yields: Serves 4 people

Salmon Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ oz smoked wild salmon, cut into small strips
  • 1/3 cup fennel, thinly sliced
  • 5 whole strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp Sichuan peppercorns, crushed (can substitute pink peppercorns)

Salted Sesame Brittle Ingredients

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp salted butter
  • ¾ cup toasted sesame seeds
  • Flaky sea salt to taste

Prep and Cooking Directions

Salmon Canope

  1. Place salmon, fennel, and strawberries into a bowl.
  2. Mix together oil and vinegar. Add the crushed peppercorn and remix.

Salted Sesame Brittle

  1. Prepare baking sheet with greased parchment paper to be used later.
  2. Bring sugar and honey to a boil, and make sure to stir it consistently until it does - stop stirring when it begins to boil.
  3. Remove the pot from heat when the mixture becomes golden brown.
  4. Stir in butter and sesame seeds.
  5. Pour the mixture onto the baking sheet.
  6. Put a another greased parchment on top of the mix roll it as thin as possible with a rolling pin.
  7. Next, remove the parchment and dust it lightly with sea salt.
  8. Let it cool, then break into fragments.


Again, this dish utilizes some of the most beneficial foods for both your brain and your body, but for the purpose of this article, we will focus on the advantages it provides to the brain:

Salmon = Omega 3 fatty acids/Docosahexaenoic acid

Sesame seeds = Lipophilic antioxidants

Fennel = Antioxidents, Folate, Histidine (Amino Acid)

Strawberries = Antioxidents, Flavonoids

White Wine Vinegar= Histamines

Honey = Free sugar molecules, and aids in the production of melatonin (quality sleep = healthy brain)


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