Smoked Salmon in Cucumber Cups are a cool and very attractive bite-size appetizers that looks so elegant when served. This appetizer look impressive, tastes great, and is easy to make. Plus this appetizer is a very healthy and low fat appetizer. An easy to make and fun to serve party finger food. The cucumber cups make a clever holder for the smoked salmon. Perfect to serve any time of year or for any special occasion. Keep this appetizer in mind for your at next gathering.
This easy to prepare smoked salmon is a great make-ahead dip that you can easily store it in the refrigerator for a few days before using.
The Cucumber Cups need to be prepared just before serving as the cucumbers will leak water (due to their high water content). The actual cucumber cups can be prepared and kept chilled in an airtight container a day ahead of time. The end result is a no-cook snack or appetizer that looks pretty fancy but is done in a short time.
Check out all of Linda’s great Salmon Recipe and also more great Appetizer Recipes.
- 2 medium-size cucumbers, about 1-inch diameter
- 6 ounces smoked salmon*
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup cilantro leaves, fresh, chopped
- 1 tablespoon lime zest
- 2 teaspoons lime juice, fresh-squeezed
- Salt and cayenne pepper to taste
Cut cucumbers into 3/4-inch slices. Using a tiny spoon or a small melon baller, form cucumber cups by scooping out seeds, leaving some flesh in base of cup; set aside. Optional: Cut lengthwise stripes out of the outer skin of the cucumber or make any design you like: Zig Zags, Curves, etc. Just leave some of the skin on.
In medium-size bowl using a fork, flake smoked salmon, discarding skin and any bone. Blend in sour cream, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, salt, and cayenne pepper to taste.
Mound salmon into cucumber cups; sprinkle lightly with a few grains cayenne pepper. Garnish with additional lime peel strips, if desired.
Makes about 24 cucumber cups.
* Can also substitute any smoked fish of your choice.
Photo Source: Photo by evelyn/athens from the food.com website.