Cooking with Karli: Basque Triple Seafood Canapés



  • 1 cup shredded lump crab meat or surimi (mock crab legs)
  • 3 tablespoons minced red onions
  • 3-½ tablespoons mayonnaise (preferably Hellmann’s)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon ketchup
  • 1 dash Tabasco sauce
  • Coarse salt (kosher or sea)
  • 16 thin slices smoked salmon (about 6 ounces total)
  • 16 best-quality, oil-packed anchovy fillets, drained
  • Minced fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish 16 diagonal slices crusty baguette,(¼-inch thick)

NOTE: Look for a thick baguette – one that is about 2 inches in diameter. Slice it very thin, on a diagonal; each slice should be about 5 inches long. If you wish, lightly toast the bread.


Place the surimi, onion, mayonnaise, lemon juice, ketchup and Tabasco sauce in a small bowl and stir to blend. Taste for seasoning, adding more Tabasco sauce as necessary, and salt to taste.

Spread the surimi mixture on the baguette slices. Arrange a slice of salmon on each, trimming it to fit, then top with an anchovy fillet. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Yield: makes 16 substantial canapés

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