Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Spicy Salmon & Cucumber Appetizer #10w5 , 7 Good Food, Cheap

I grew up having these little salmon and cucumber sandwiches... which were always nice, tasty and delicate. I finally decided to try a version more to my liking. I was able to turn them into little appetizers, perfect for snack time on Sunday :))  Ive kept these to 5 ingredients for the challenge... simple , easy , good food , cheap!! 

Ingredients you will need : 

1 can 418G Wild Red Pacific Salmon ( Or whatever you have ) $4.00 ( On sale ) 
2 small/medium red onions $ 0.50 ( $2 for 5lbs ) 
1 English cucumber $ 0.75 
Renee's Mighty Caesar Salad Dressing ( If not using this one, Id add a clove or two of chopped garlic to the mix) $ 0.75 ( $6 for 750ml ) 
2 red chili peppers $ 0.10  ( $2.00 for a huge bagful ) 
Freshly Cracked Black Pepper 

Total Cost , Under $7.00 , easily makes enough snacks for 6 people.  

Alaska Wild Salmon, with red onion, cucumber, dried chili pepper, and in place of mayo is my favourite Caesar dressing 

Simply empty the tin into a mixing bowl,  slice & dice up the onions and half of the cucumber.  The other have , cut into slices . approx 1/4" thick.  

Crumble in the hot  dried chili, two or three spoonfuls of dressing .  

Grab a spatula , and start mixing .  Until its all well blended.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

For a really easy appetizer, simply place a spoonful of the salmon spread onto a round of cucumber, a few cracks of black pepper, and your done :)) 

Its really that easy ,  five minutes prep , and 30 in the fridge has some great munchies ready :) 

Of course , if you happen to have some garlic toast handy , that works very well too :) 
If I could have used 6 ingredients , I would have added some sweet red pepper to the mix, and a spoonful of chili powder.   I'm sure you have your favourite flavours that you'd like to add ?  I hope you have enjoyed the 7th 10 with 5 recipe.  Please let me know what you thought :) Happy Cooking !!