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Smoked Salmon Canapes

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/smoked_salmon_canapes.html

From EatingWell:  November/December 1995, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

Thin cucumber ribbons add a decorative finish to these classic hors d'oeuvres.

32 pieces | Active Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. With a vegetable peeler, remove and discard a long strip of dark green skin from one side of one of the cucumbers. On that same side, continue to pare long thin strips edged in dark green until you reach the seedy portion " you should get about 3 strips. Rotate cucumber a quarter turn and continue paring, working your way around the cucumber. Repeat with the remaining cucumbers " you will need about 3 dozen strips in total. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Add the cucumber strips and blanch for 5 seconds. Immediately drain and refresh under cold running water. Lay the strips on paper towels to dry.
  2. Blend cream cheese, smoked salmon and horseradish in a small bowl. Shortly before serving, spread about 2 teaspoons of the salmon mixture on each slice of bread. Arrange a cucumber strip over each canapé and top with a few eggs of salmon roe (or red caviar). Garnish with pepper and a dill sprig.

Nutrition

Per piece : 41 Calories; 1 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 13 mg Cholesterol; 6 g Carbohydrates; 2 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 98 mg Sodium; 40 mg Potassium

Exchanges: 1/2 Starch

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