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Program #650

Linda Weiss
Smoked Salmon, Red Onion & Goat Cheese Tart

9 ounces good quality puff pastry
all-purpose flour for rolling
1 egg lightly beaten with 1 T. milk
1 small red onion, sliced
4 slices smoked salmon

Serves 4

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll the puff pastry out to 1/4-inch thick on a lightly floured counter and cut into 4 even-size squares. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and brush each square lightly with the egg mixture. Divide the sliced onion evenly between the tarts and top with goat cheese.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the pastry has risen and is golden brown. Let cool slightly, then top with the slices of smoked salmon and season to taste with pepper. Serve at once.

Broiled Grapefruit

To serve 4, you will need 2 grapefruit

1/2 grapefruit per person
light brown sugar

Cut grapefruit in half. Cut around the inside and between sections of the fruit. Sprinkle the grapefruit halves with brown sugar. Place on a baking sheet. Broil until sugar has melted. Watch closely because brown sugar burns fast. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature..

Salt in Antiquity

While salt is cheap today, it used to be worth its weight in gold. Historians believe that Roman soldiers were once paid with salt. In fact, the word 'salary' comes from the Latin word 'salarium,' or payment in salt. During the late Roman Empire, salt was carried across 400 miles of the Sahara desert by caravans of as many as 40,000 camels. It was that important to humanity!