Happy holidays! You already saw the invitations, and now here are the fruits of my holiday party labor! In this picture you can see the prosciutto wrapped asparagus, the salmon mouse filled cucumber boats, hummus, and my beautiful copper chaffing dish filled with kielbasa in an apricot mustard sauce.
The salmon boats were a big hit so I'm posting the recipe for you to try. It's great in the cucumbers, but also tasty spread on, you guessed it, a bagel!
4 oz. Smoked salmon, chopped
1/2 C. Greek yogurt
1/4 C. Red onion, chopped
2 English cucumbers
Combine the salmon, yogurt and onion in a food processor and pulse into just blended. Peel, halve and seed the cucumbers. Cut cucumber halves into 1.5 inch pieces and fill with your salmon mousse. Top with sprigs of dill.
Above, you can see most of the rest of the spread including spinach dip with crackers and veggies, chicken satay with peanut and duck sauce, and a basket of biscuits - some have fig jam and gorgonzola inside while others have garlic and mozzarella.
There were also mozzarella ball and grape tomato skewers, artichoke dip, and a selection of cheeses that didn't make the photos. I made the table more festive with red candles, my lantern, two poinsettias and a tulle and ribbon table runner. But more on the decor to come!