Smoked Salmon Cucumber Boats

(Family Features) Delicious, colorful and versatile, smoked salmon can make it easy to elevate your holiday festivities, which might look shockingly different this year.

Whether it’s your family or a small group of friends, you can feel good about serving sustainable smoked salmon to your guests. Highlight smoked salmon at socially distanced gatherings with these recipes and tips from chef Nora Pouillon, a James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and her daughter, Blue Circle Foods product director Nina Damato.

For mouthwatering appetizers, try Pouillon’s Smoked Salmon Cucumber Boats.

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Smoked Salmon Cucumber Boats

Recipe courtesy of chef Nora Pouillon

1 English cucumber (about 1 1/2 inches thick and 10 inches long)
1 medium tomato, seeded and cut into tiny pieces
1/4 cup scallions, finely chopped
1 tablespoon dill sprigs, finely chopped, plus additional for serving (optional), divided
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 ounces Blue Circle Smoked Salmon, chopped or pulsed
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste

Slice cucumber in half lengthwise and use spoon to scoop out seeds. If cucumber skin is too thick, peel before slicing.

Gently mix tomato, scallions, 1 tablespoon dill, lemon juice and smoked salmon until combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Fill cucumber halves with smoked salmon mixture.

Slice cucumber boats into 1/2-3/4-inch pieces crosswise.

To serve, place pieces on platter and garnish with additional dill, if desired.


Source: Blue Circle Foods