15 hours ago
Monday, September 6, 2010
Chance are, if you are reading this blog today, it must mean you need a last minute appetizer or idea for your Labor Day party today.
Well click thru the last few days of posts, I posted some good ideas for summer parties.
I love using cucumber cups instead of bread for appetizers.
It saves on the carbs and keep you light on your feet.
I usually make a salmon tartare for cucumber cups, but I had some leftover crab salad, so filled these cups in no time.
You could also do shrimp salad if you don't have fresh jumbo lump crabmeat.
For the cucumbers cups:
Slice a seedless cucumber into 1" thick slices and scoop out the center w/ a melon baller, making sure not to go thru to the bottom.
Turn upside down and drain on paper towels so all the moisture comes out.
1 lb. fresh jumbo lump crabmeat (found refrigerated in the seafood section)
2 ribs celery, chopped fine
2 green onions, chopped
2 tbsp mayo
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
salt & pepper
Scoop some crabmeat or shrimp salad into the cups and garnish with fresh herbs.
Can be prepared one hour ahead.
Happy Labor Day!