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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tomato Canapes; Hot Crab Canapes; Hot Shrimp Triangles..Hot Canapes from the 1950 Hey Days of Cocktail Parties USA (MadMen)

This is Part 5 of my trip down memory lane..cocktail nibbles for the '50's..check out all the vegetarian ones on www.Goodeliphe.blogspot.com

These are all served HOT!

Tomato-Mustard Canapes

3-4 Bread slices, crusts removed & cut into 1/4's
1/4 inch slices of fresh tomato
sharp mustard

1 cup mayonnaise
thin slices/shaved cold meat ( ham, salami, turkey & etc.), or cooked spicy sausage

Saute the bread in hot butter until they are  golden brown ( large croutons)

Lay a slice of cold meat on the crouton, spread with hot mustard and top with a tomato slice.
Spread generously with mayonnaise and broil until the mayonnaise puffs and browns...serve immediately on a warmed platters

Hot Crab Canapes

2 cups crab meat
1tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 cup minced cucumber
sea salt & pepper
24 small bread croutons cooked as in first recipe  ( sliced bread 1/4's)
parley, drained capers and pitted olives

Remove any cartilage from the crab meat, and any bits of shell and shred.

Mix with enough mayonnaise to hold together.
Season with Worcestershire sauce and set aside to cool.

Spread a thin layer of cucumber over each crouton.
Cover with a mound of crab meat..then place under a broiler and cook until lightly browned.
Decorate with a mix of parsley, capers and minced olives 1/2 cup minced parsley, 3 tbsp capers, 3 tbsp minced olives).
Serve immediately in hot platters

Hot Shrimp Triangles

1x 8ozs cream cheese at room temp.

12 slices of firm bread, crusts removed
1 tsp dry English mustard or wasabi
1 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp sea salt
dash paprika
8 ozs shrimp, chopped
2 tbsp minced scallion
2tbsp finely chopped almonds

smoked Paprika  to decorate

PREHEAT oven top shelf 400F
Beat cheese until fluffy.
Mix the mustard with the milk and add to the cheese and mix well, then fold in all the other ingredients.
Spread generously onto the bread slices, sprinkle lightly with paprika, and cut into triangles corner to corner.

Place triangles on a cookie sheet and bake 5-8mins until well browned.
Serve immediately on warmed platters

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