Cucumber Appetizer Cups filled with Lobster
Prep Time: 20 min Total Time:20 min Yield: 20
2 large cucumbers, English or regular size unpeeled
1/4 cup cooked fresh lobster or Dungeness crab finely chopped
1/4 cup celery diced finely
1 teaspoon fresh lime zest
1/4 teaspoon fresh lime juice
3 teaspoons green onion sliced thinly
1-1/2 tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Freshly cracked black peppercorns, to taste
celery leaves for garnish
Cut cucumbers crosswise into 1-inch pieces. With the cut side down, cut a small amount off the four sides angling the knife slightly toward the center as you make vertical cuts leaving a small amount of dark green peel on each corner (see my photograph).
Scoop out centers of cucumber pieces with a melon baller making cups leaving 1/4-inch walls; salt lightly, turn upside down on paper towels to drain while you make the filling.
In a small bowl combine and mix together lobster (or you can use crab), celery, lime zest, lime juice, green onion, olive oil, salt and pepper. Fill each cup with the seafood filling, garnish with celery leaves and serve.
recommendation: Chardonnay; Pinot Grigio; Sauvignon Blanc