Shrimp on Cucumber with Layers of Boursin cheese on Baguette

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I was in the mood to innovate an appetizer since the holiday is coming. So, I created something with whatever I found in my fridge. I’m also really fascinated with these environmentally friendly bamboo skewers! Yipeee!! Borrowed the fresh dill from the IKEA recipe I am going to make but let’s not get sidetracked here. Let’s get to my toothpick creation! You really need a toothpick to hold each piece together. Don’t forget to squeeze lemon on top before biting it. Yummy, yum, yum.

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INGREDIENTS:

1 French baguette bread

1 huge lemon

12 pieces shrimp

Boursin garlic and fine herbs or Swiss Laughing Cow soft cheese or Philadelphia cream cheese

2 cucumbers

ground black pepper

Himalayan pink salt

environmentally friendly bamboo skewers

bread knife and sharp paring knife

 

PROCEDURE:

1. Soak the peeled and deveined shrimp in water and sprinkle of salt in few minutes, rinse, wash and drain in a colander until water dries up, paper towel dry and  set aside.

2.Wash and brush the cucumber, peel off the skin lengthwise in a few places, leaving portions of cucumbers unpeeled (for a nice aesthetic design)

3. With a bread knife, slice baguette diagonally  1/2-1 inch to make 12 pieces.

4. Now slice the cucumbers diagonally.

5. Assembly: Spread a thin layer of soft cheese on top of sliced baguette, then attach sliced cucumber and spread a layer of cheese. Then place 1 piece of dried shrimp, sprinkle with ground black pepper, and while the whole assembly is laid on a flat surface, spear with a bamboo skewer. Do the rest until you finish 12 pieces of this delicious appetizer.

6. Serve on a plain white platter with the sliced lemon on the sides, along with dill or cilantro to garnish. Squeeze lemon on top before biting it for added oomph taste!

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Here is Peaches’ inexpensive yet elegant appetizer that will surely wow your guests this coming holiday, Masarap!!!

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