Prep time:

Cooking time: 20 minutes

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200g smoked salmon (sliced strips)

1 medium-sized cucumber

150g cream cheese (we like Slipcote Garlic and Herb - from Sussex)

1 dill pack

This classic combo is one of Nicci Gurr's delicious canapes to make at home and pass round at your Christmas party.

  1. Peel, then slice the cucumber into about 20 rings – 1cm thick.
  2. Place about ½ teaspoon of the cream cheese on each cucumber slice.
  3. Then take each slice of smoked salmon and cut them into strips, (with 200g of salmon you should end up with about 20 strips).
  4. Roll each salmon strip tightly into a spiral and place on top of the cream cheese.
  5. To serve, add a sprig of dill to garnish.

Wine recommended by Kent Wine School

Bubbles are our choice here as the flavours won’t fight this delicate dish.  Champagne would be the classic match, but we’ve gone for a Crémant from Limoux in southern France. Cuvée Royale Brut Crémant de Limoux NV, Waitrose (£11.99). Made in the same way as Champagne, this offers excellent value for money with fine bubbles and a wonderful citrus palate.

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