Cold and Hot Cucumber Canapes

Cold and Hot Cucumber Canapes - Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and Snacks
Rated 4.7 / 5 based on 11 reviews

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 35 min
Yield: 8 Serving

Nutrition Facts:
240 calories
9 grams fat

Ingredients

1 medium cucumber

kosher salt or sea salt -- as needed

1 can smoked oysters (3 2/3 oz.) -- drained

1 teaspoon fresh lime juice -- or to taste

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 teaspoon dry mustard -- or to taste

hot pepper sauce -- to taste

7 thin slices white bread -- firm textured

mayonnaise -- as needed

2 teaspoons New Mexico hot red chile pepper -- ground

Directions

Slice ends from cucumber, then score sides with tines of a fork. Cut into 28 very thin crosswise circles from cucumber; set remaining cucumber aside. Sprinkle a large flat, paper towel lined plate generously with the salt. Then carefully place cucumber slices in a single layer on salt. Sprinkle tops of cucumber with salt & cover with another layer of paper towels. Weigh down with a plate & let stand about 2 hours at room temperature. Then rinse slices & pat dry. In a food processor or blender, combine oysters, lime juice, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, mustard, hot pepper sauce & remaining cucumber (cut in chunks). Process until well chopped but not pureed. Taste & adjust seasonings. (The mixture can be made as hot or mild as you prefer.) Using a biscuit or cookie cutter, cut 28 small rounds of bread; or, if lacking a cutter or short on time, quarter each slice of bread. Spread each round or quarter with mayonnaise, then with the smoked oyster mixture. Cut each cucumber slice almost in half, leaving halves attached just by the rind & a bit of cucumber next to it. Roll each half around your index finger, curling 1 half round forward & 1 half round backward; set a curled cucumber slice on each canape. Sprinkle canapes with ground chile.
Makes 28 appetizers.

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