Shrimp Cocktail Cucumber Bites

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  • Yield: 18 pieces

Ingredients

1 English cucumber, peeled and cut into 1/3-inch-thick slices
4ounces (1/2 cup) cream cheese, at room temperature
1tablespoon dried dill, plus more for garnish
18medium cocktail shrimp, cooked and shelled, tails removed
1/4cup cocktail sauce

Instructions

  1. Pat the cucumber slices dry with a paper towel. Mix the cream cheese and dill together in a small bowl. Spread 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture on top of each cucumber slice.
  2. Place 1 shrimp on top of the cream cheese, and gently push it down so it adheres to the cream cheese. Place ¼ teaspoon of the cocktail sauce on top of each shrimp. Just before serving, sprinkle a pinch of dill over each shrimp cocktail bite.

Just for fun: Slightly hollow out each cucumber slice with a spoon to create a shallow cup. Instead of using big shrimp, mix baby shrimp with the cocktail sauce. Spread a little bit of dill cream cheese inside each cup, and then spoon the cocktail sauce on top. Top with a pinch of dill.

Recipes reprinted with permission from Savory Sweet Life: 100 Simply Delicious Recipes for Every Family Occasion by Alice Currah, William Morrow/Avon HarperCollins Publishers

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