If you are looking for an appetizer a little different than most try these~ I was invited to a small gathering with some of my gal friends and everyone was taking an appetizer so I thought these might be the right choice of something easy and tasty for me to bring.
Very easy to make, using precooked shrimp and a seedless cucumber.. Salad dressing was a breeze to make!
Happy Entertaining from my home to yours!
Seafood Salad Cucumber Cups.
(adapted from Good food recipes) Good Housekeeping 2011
6 sprigs fresh dill ( I used dried dill)
2 tsp Dijon mustard
pinch cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
8 oz. Shelled deveined shrimp (16 to 20 ct)
2 seedless Cucumbers
8 oz. Refrigerated lump crabmeat
2 Tablespoons snipped chives
¼ c. pomegranate seeds
Separate dill leaves. .reserve separately
Grate from lemons, ½ tsp. Peel and squeeze ¼ cup juice into large bowl.. Reserve rinds.
Whisk mustard, cayenne and ½ tsp. Salt to peel and juice.. Whisk in oil in a steady stream, until blended.. Dressing can be refrigerated up to 3 days.
I used shrimp only… I bought already cooked and de veined shrimp..Added dried dill, and above dressing..
Trim cucumbers, cut into ½ inch thick slices..With a melon baller, scoop out center of slices without cutting bottoms.
Gently fold into dressing, shrimp and chives. Fill each cucumber cup with 1 tablespoon salad mixture.. Garnish with pomegrante and dill.. (I garnished with pimento).