Smoked salmon is delicious, but not especially cheap. It packs a strong punch as far as flavor is concerned, and it's quite healthy as far as meats go. In our local super market they sell salmon trim. which is basically the leftover corners and small torn pieces of smoked salmon. It is perfect for this delicious spread.
1 lb smoked salmon trim
16 oz Neufchatel cheese
zest of one lemon
Soften the cheese in the microwave and add to the bowl of a food processor.
Add the salmon pieces and the lemon zest and pulse until a pate forms. Freeze in small, foil-wrapped balls, or serve immediately with toasted bagels and thin-sliced red onions. Delicious!