Shrimp Cucumber Slices

It is now the start of summer, well the unofficial start anyway. And the weather agrees. 90 degrees in May! My sunburn proves it. So what better way to cool off with a refreshing appetizer? Light and simple, it’s the perfect way to cool down.

 Shrimp Cucumber Slices 
(Makes 26)
1/2 lb cooked and peeled shrimp, chopped into small pieces
1/2 onion, chopped
1 garlic glove, minced
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 tbsp sour cream
1/2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tsp mustard with horseradish
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp dried parsley
1/8 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp paprika
4 drops hot sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 large cucumber
Garnish: chopped chives and crushed red pepper flakes
In a bowl, combine all the ingredients except the cucumber and garnish. If you want to be fancy, peel the cucumber so that strips of cucumber skin are left. Chop cucumber into 1/4 inch slices and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. For each slice, top with a tablespoon of the shrimp mixture. Garnish shrimp cucumber slices with chives and red pepper flakes.   Let chill in the fridge for a bit before serving. Enjoy!

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