Hot Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Sandwiches


Serves 6 sandwiches
1 cup (250 ml) flaked hot smoked salmon
1 large shallot, finely chopped
2 tbsp (30 ml) Kewpie (Japanese) mayonnaise* (An egg yolk-based Japanese mayonnaise. Available at most grocery stores)
1 tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
6 Persian cucumbers
¼ cup (60 ml) cream cheese, room temperature
6 slices white sandwich bread


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together smoked salmon, shallot, mayonnaise and lemon juice until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. Using a vegetable peeler, peel long thin strips of cucumbers lengthwise. Avoid using core of cucumber, as it holds all the seeds and is very wet. Lay cucumber strips on a paper towel-lined plate and pat dry with additional paper towel. Set aside.
  3. Spread cream cheese evenly over each slice of bread. Lay several cucumber strips over cream cheese, making sure they overlap slightly. Pat down gently and turn slices of bread over. Cucumber side will form outside of sandwich.
  4. Spread half the slices of bread, on the non-cucumber side, evenly with reserved salmon filling. Then place another slice of bread, cucumber facing up, on top of filling. Gently cut off crusts and cut sandwiches into triangle halves. Repeat with remainder of bread and salmon. Transfer to a serving tray and enjoy.
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