Fish and Cucumber Bites

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This is a lovely fresh tasting appetizer which won’t spoil your appetite for the main dish. The cucumber and crab complement one another and the soy sauce and cilantro offer a taste of the East. These little nibbles will always be quick to vanish at parties. Your guests will love them.


  • 3/4 teaspoon white sugar
  • 5 1/4 oz (150g) peeled cucumber, cut into 12 slices
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Paprika, for garnish
  • 3/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 1/4 oz (150g) canned crab, drained


  1. Hollow out each slice of cucumber, leaving the bases intact.
  2. Combine the soy sauce with the vinegar, coriander, pepper and sugar.
  3. Add the crab and mix well.
  4. Divide the crab mixture between the cucumber slices and dust with paprika.