It was my better half's birthday yesterday. He requested what I like to call a Salmon and Cream Cheese Deluxe Bagel for breakfast. As I nearly ruined his birthday dinner last year at London's overrated St. John restaurant by complaining about the food from arrival till departure, I saw little choice but to get up extra early yesterday morning and to put together this bagel sandwich of all bagel sandwiches. It is absolutely delicious and, truth be told, I would get up early every day to whack together a bagel like this if it wasn't so unkind on the waist and wallet (compared to musli and milk - booooooooring, I know).
bagels (sesame or multi-seed would be my recommendation)
a ripe avocado
a peeled and chopped red onion
dill (if it's your thing)
1. Toast the bagel. Apply the cream cheese. Put a slice of salmon on top to cover the hole. Add a few thing slices of avocado. Sprinkle with red onion and capers. Squeeze some juice on from the lemon and add dill if you like.
2. Dig in and make sure you have enough to make a second bagel like the one above. They are THAT good.