Piquant Salmon Rolls

Ingredients:

8 oz. cream cheese

1 stalk celery, minced

½ cup crushed walnuts

½ cup minced green onion

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

½ teaspoon ground coriander

1 cucumber, skinned and sliced thinly

1 pkg Wheatsworth crackers

Juice of one lemon (no lame bottled stuff!)

Fresh ground black pepper

12 six inch by one inch slices of smoked salmon

1 bunch of fresh dill


Preparation:

1. Mix cheese, celery, walnuts, green onion, lemon juice, cayenne and coriander until thoroughly combined.

2. cut salmon slices in half to form 3 inch by 1 inch strips. place from ½ to 1 tsp. of the cheese mixture on the end of one of the salmon strips, sprinkle with black pepper, and roll up jellyroll style. These steps can be done a couple hours ahead of time, just cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

3. To serve, arrange crackers on serving tray. Top each one with a cucumber slice and garnish with a sprig of dill. Place a salmon roll on each cracker and serve immediately. Serves 5 to 10 people depending on how gluttonous they are!

Mark Stevens