Cucumber and gravlax canapes

By • June 8, 2010 • 2 Comments



Author Notes: This is one of my favorite appetizers to make. It's flavors are clean and crisp, the texture both crunchy and silky. The taste and smell of them immediately transport me to the southern coast of Norway on a sunny summer day.fiveandspice

Makes about 20

  • 4 cucumbers
  • 5 slices of gravlax, each cut into 4 small pieces
  • creme fraiche
  • fresh dill, chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper
  1. Wash the cucumbers, and peel off strips of the skin lengthwise, leaving alternating stripes of dark skin and light flesh. Cut the cucumbers into about 1/2 inch slices. Lightly sprinkle with salt and place on paper towels. Allow to drain for about a half hour, then rinse and pat dry.
  2. Arrange 20 cucumber slices on a serving platter. Put a small dollop of creme fraiche on each cucumber round. Top with a small piece of gravlax. Sprinkle the canapes with chopped fresh dill and freshly ground black pepper. Serve with a crisp white wine.
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over 1 year ago healthierkitchen

such a simple concept and so delicious. It also looked beautiful on the platter! I ended up using one pound of salmon and two really long English cucumbers (s few seeds I didn't even bother draining them), and I had more than enough for 15 people as one of several hors d'oeuvres. thanks!

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over 1 year ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Yay! Glad it worked out well.