Smoked Salmon on Cucumber Rounds
Here’s an easy-to-make appetizer you can make for your next dinner party.
-Courtesy of Everyone Can Cook for Celebrations by Eric Akis, whitecap.ca
This is a simple, yet very elegant appetizer of chopped smoked salmon spooned onto palate-refreshing slices of cucumber. Author Eric Akis says you can make these bites several hours in advance. Just cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve. Also, he suggests substituting the smoked salmon for smoked tuna if you prefer. You can find smoked tuna, which is usually frozen (thaw before using), at specialty seafood stores and some supermarkets.
Makes 20 Pieces
1/4 lb smoked salmon, finely chopped
3 Tbsp finely chopped red onion
1 Tbsp capers, finely chopped
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp Dijon mustard
to taste freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 tsp chopped fresh dill
20 English cucumber slices cut 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick 20
1. Place the salmon, onion, capers, oil, lemon juice, mustard, pepper and dill in a bowl and gently mix to combine.
2. Use a small spoon or melon baller to scoop out some of the center portion of each cucumber slice. Mound 2 tsp (10 mL) of the smoked salmon tartare in the center of each cumber slice and arrange on a serving tray.
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