Perfect as a finger food appetizer at your next barbecue, try these smoked salmon cucumber bites. They are easy to make, yet have an air of sophistication. Crisp cucumbers are layered with smooth cream cheese and topped with smoky salmon.
This uses a cured-style smoked salmon that you can make at home. Or you can easily buy them in plastic vacuum-sealed packages, which makes them great for traveling in a cooler.
If in a rush there is now a range of pre-flavored cream cheeses that you could use as a substitute for making your own. Try smoked salmon, herb, or vegetable mixes.
Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites Recipe
- 1 cucumber
- 2 sprigs dill
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 8 ounces smoked salmon
- 32 toothpicks
- Slice the cucumber into thin rounds, about 32, and layout on a serving platter.
- Finely chop the dill. Whip the cream cheese until smooth and light, then stir through the dill until evenly distributed.
- Scoop or pipe about a teaspoon of the dill cream cheese mixture onto each piece of cucumber.
- Layout the smoked salmon and cut it into 32 equal strips. Fold the smoked salmon 3 times then pierce in the center with a toothpick to hold it together. Push straight down through the cream cheese into the cucumber to create the smoked salmon cucumber bite.
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