Do not let the word Canapé scare you! It is a fancy French word that means a small piece of bread or pastry (in this case, a cuke) topped with something savory served at a party or reception. I went Keto and replaced the bread or pastry with a cucumber slice. If you are looking for something easy and transportable to take or serve at a party, give these a try.
The ingredients are fresh, simple, and easy to find in the grocery store. I like to use the English Cucumber when preparing canapes or a crudite platter. This cucumber variety is sweeter and has fewer seeds than the average cuke. They are found in the market's produce section and are usually wrapped individually in cellophane and sold. While you are in this section of the grocery store, grab some fresh dill.
Smoked Salmon is an acquired taste for many. Its unique flavor is smokey and salty, with a hint of the sea wrapped in one. It can be found in the refrigerated section of the seafood department in the grocery store. It is usually next to the fish dips, imitation crab, and pre-packaged shrimp. Grab a package that looks thinly sliced. They may have packs that look like a chunk of salmon filet, which may be a little harder to work with.
Cream cheese! Who doesn't love cream cheese? What a pairing...... cucumber, dill salmon, and cream cheese. It screams Sunday Brunch all in one! Someone grab the bagels, onions and capers, and we are all set.
Now that you have found all of your ingredients for this showstopper of a recipe let me tell you how to assemble it.
1 English Cucumber - washed and peeled (a fancy trick - peel every other section, leaving skin on for effect when slicing)
1 brick cream cheese
1 package of smoked salmon
1 buch fresh dill
2 tbsp half and half