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Smoked Salmon & Herb Butter (Serves 12)

Copyright 2007, Ina Garten, All Rights Reserved

Photo: Quentin Bacon

Herb butter:
½ pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
¼ teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced scallions (white and green parts)
1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
1 tablespoon minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 loaves dense 7-grain or health bread, sliced ¼ inch thick
Side of smoked salmon, thinly sliced

For the herb butter, combine the butter, garlic, scallions, dill, parsley, juice, salt and pepper in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat until mixed, but do not whip.

To serve, spread some herb butter on a slice of bread and top it with a slice of smoked salmon.