Thanksgiving celebration starts early in my family. An after lunch mountain hike, or a touch football game in the nearby park that includes all invited guests and a few neighborhood kids, no matter their age, no matter the weather with special attention paid to grandparents, aunts, uncles and little children safety because pesky trips to the emergency room postpones everyones Thanksgiving dinner; mid-afternoon televised football games in the kitchen / great room with limited nutrient-dense snacks like the recipe below so that everyone has a huge appetite when the traditional sit-down Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings is served in the dining room between 4:30 and 5:00.
- ½ pound of very fresh raw salmon chopped into very small pieces
- ½ cup capers
- ¼ cup juice from caper bottle
- 1 small red onion finely diced
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Fresh dill
Mix all ingredients together, pile into pretty bowl and serve with finely sliced lemon, rye toasts and shots of ice cold Aquavit served in very small frozen glasses for the adults who love the flavor combination of raw salmon and rye. A dry white wine or sparkling water also goes well with this special treat.
Omega-3 fatty acids, but we don’t recommend serious calorie counting or worrying to much about nutrient intake on this special day set aside to be thankful for all blessings.