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Cucumber Canapés

By , from the Culinate Kitchen collection
Serves 10 to 12
Prep Time 15 minutes

Introduction

This elegant appetizer is an easy one to throw together at the last minute.

Ingredients

2 English cucumbers
8 oz. mascarpone
1 lemon, zested and juiced
2 Tbsp. chopped chives
~ Salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 oz. smoked salmon, broken into bite-size pieces

Steps

  1. Wash and peel the cucumbers, leaving small stripes of peel. Slice cucumber into diagonal wedges, about ½-inch thick. Set aside.
  2. Place the mascarpone, lemon zest, chives, and a pinch of salt in medium bowl. Add a tablespoon of the lemon juice along with several grinds of black pepper. Stir until smooth, then taste. (I like the spread lemony and peppery, so I often add all of the lemon juice and lots of black pepper; adjust according to your taste.)
  3. Spread a generous spoonful of the mascarpone onto each cucumber wedge. Top with bits of flaked salmon. Garnish with an extra twist of black pepper.

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1. by srfjeld on May 29, 2009 at 5:56 AM PDT

These look amazing!!! I might have to make them tonight!

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