Cucumber Bites With Boursin Cheese and Salmon

The freshness of the cucumber and the bite of Boursin cheese in this smoked salmon roll will hit all of your taste buds.

Cucumber Bites With Boursin Cheese And Salmon

Natalija
If you are not familiar with Boursin™ cheese or you don’t have any, don’t worry. A good substitute for Boursin is Philadelphia cream cheese or farmer cheese with some garlic and fresh herbs.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 6 persons

Ingredients
  

  • 1 english cucumber
  • 8 thin smoked salmon slices
  • 90 g Boursin cheese
  • some fresh dill (optional)
  • 2 pinches paprika (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Cut the cucumber into slices (1/2 cm). Cut each slice of smoked salmon in half lengthwise (smaller than your cucumber slice).
  • Spread 1tsp of Boursin™ cheese on each salmon strip and roll it up.
  • Top each cucumber slice with a salmon roll. Insert a wooden stick down the center to keep everything together. Garnish with finely chopped fresh dill and paprika. Serve at once or keep refrigerated until needed.
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Tuna Quiche

This French open-faced pie with canned tuna, egg & cream filling seems completely simple, but it is so delicious. Don’t forget to add mustard to this Tuna Quiche, it will give a charm to it.

Tuna Quiche

Natalija
I usually serve it with green salad. Aragula works the best.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 sheet all butter puff pastry
  • 200 g tuna in water (drained)
  • 1-2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 ml sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tomato
  • 30 g cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lay the puff pastry out on a baking sheet. Prick all over with a fork.
  • Pop in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the crust starts to turn light gold. Remove the pastry from the oven, pressing the center down with a fork, if it puffed up a bit.
  • Meanwhile mix tuna and mayonnaise with fork. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Spread the mustard across centre. (I use mustard “a l’ancienne).
  • Spoon the tuna mix on top.
  • Combine eggs with sour cream and mix together. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour over tuna.
  • Slice tomato and arrange them on top of your quiche. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until quiche is golden brown.
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Avocado Boats With Balsamic Vinegar

You are missing out if you haven’t made this incredible snack from ripe avocados. Anybody can make it, even my 7 year old makes it when she comes home from school. This is her favorite way to eat avocado. Split it in half and fill the center stone hole with some balsamic vinegar. Enjoy this healthy, delicious snack or appetizer.

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Avocado boats with balsamic vinegar

Eat avocado halves with tea spoon.
Course Appetizers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Author Natalija

Ingredients

  • 3 avocados
  • salt and freshly ground pepper optional
  • 6 tsp balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  • Cut the avocados in half lengthwise, remove pits but do not peel them. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Add 1 tsp of balsamic vinegar in each hole, and serve.

Baked Salmon with Leeks and Carrots

Carrots and leeks are the perfect combination of flavors for baked salmon. This is an easy recipe to prepare salmon and veggies in an aluminum foil.

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Baked Salmon with Leeks and Carrots

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Natalija

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 4 tsp mustard
  • 1-2 leeks
  • 2 carrots
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare 12x12 inch foil pieces for each fillet.
  • Place salmon on prepared foil and spread mustard over each fillet. (I use traditional mustard "a l'ancienne", but you can use any type).
  • Wash the leeks and cut into thin slices.
  • Shred the carrots.
  • Top each salmon fillet with carrots and leeks, drizzle 4 Tbsp. of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Bring the long sides of the foil up the middle and fold the edges together.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes or until salmon is cooked though.

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