Tested till perfect Shrimp and Dill Salad Cucumber Bites
Shrimp and Dill Salad Cucumber Bites
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Shrimp and Dill Salad Cucumber Bites

A crisp, cool cucumber base is a great contrast to the fresh salad filling.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: January 2009

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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  • Portion size 24 pieces

Ingredients

  • 2 2English cucumberEnglish cucumbers
  • 1 tsp 1tspsalt

Shrimp Salad:

  • 1 pkg (340 g) small 1pkg (340 g) smallcooked frozen shrimp, thawed
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspmayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspchopped fresh dill
  • 1 tsp 1tspgrated lemon rind
  • 2 tsp 2tsplemon juice
  • 1 pinch 1pinchpepper
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Preparation

Using vegetable peeler, peel off strips of cucumber skin lengthwise to create stripes; cut crosswise into 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick slices. Using melon baller or teaspoon, scoop out about 1 tsp (5 mL) pulp from centre of each slice, leaving base intact. Sprinkle slices with salt; invert onto paper towel-lined tray and let drain for 30 minutes.

Shrimp Salad: In bowl, stir together shrimp, mayonnaise, dill, lemon rind and juice, and pepper. Spoon into cucumber hollows.

Additional information : Variations
Crab and Mango Salad Cucumber Bites: Omit Shrimp Salad. Substitute 1 pkg (200 g) frozen crabmeat, thawed and squeezed dry; 1/2 cup (125 mL) finely diced peeled mango;1/4 cup (50 mL) mayonnaise; 1 tbsp (15 mL) minced jalapeño pepper; 1 tbsp (15 mL) lime juice; and pinch each salt and pepper.

Greek Salad Cucumber Bites: Omit Shrimp Salad. Substitute 1/2 cup (125 mL) each finely diced sweet red and green pepper; 1/3 cup (75 mL) crumbled feta cheese; 1/4 cup (50 mL) each finely diced red onion and black olives; 1 tbsp (15 mL) each extra-virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar; 1/2 tsp (2 mL) Dijon mustard; 1/4 tsp (1 mL) dried oregano; and pinch each salt and pepper.

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites: Omit Shrimp Salad. Substitute half pkg (250 g pkg) cream cheese, softened, and 2 tbsp (25 mL) sour cream. Spoon into cucumber hollows. Top each with small piece smoked salmon. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh chives.

Sour Cream and Caviar Cucumber Bites: Omit Shrimp Salad. Divide 1/2 cup (125 mL) sour cream evenly among cucumber hollows. Top each with scant 1/4 tsp (1 mL) caviar.

Nutritional Information Per piece: about

cal 26 pro 3g total fat 1g sat. fat 0
carb 1g fibre 0 chol 28mg sodium 66mg

% RDI:

calcium 1 iron 4 vit A 1 vit C 2
folate 2
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