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Balkanese Cucumber 'Baskets'

From the one star french chef Patrick Asfaux

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For 4 servings :

  1. 1 nice cucumber, peeled, cut into 2 halfes (in its lenght), salted and drained
  2. 100 grams (approx. 3 oz) drained cottage cheese
  3. 1 plain unsugared yoghurt
  4. 1 small bunch of chervil
  5. table salt, feshly ground black pepper
  6. 1 tea spoonful paprika
  7. 1 nice slice of smoked salmon
  8. some salmon eggs (for the decoration)
Balkanese Cucumber 'Baskets'
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1/Get the 2 cucumber halfes soaked and dry them
2/Cut the smoked salmon into 16 small rhombus and keep the off cuts
3/Blend the cottage cheese, the yoghurt, the salmon off cuts, season with salt and pepper then add the paprika and the chervil stems and continue blending
4/Transfer the mixture into a salad bowl then add the leaves (keep some for the final decoration) of the chervil, roughly chopped and keep the mixture a little while into the fridge
5/Put the mixture into a piping bag and fill the cucumber halfes with it
6/Align 8 smoked salmon pieces (rhombus) on each cucumber half and top them with a few salmon eggs and one leave of chervil
7/Cut each filled cucumber half into 8 pieces with a knife and place them onto a nice serving dish for a nice small summer appetizer
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