Noel by HJ Bouchees
Boucheés are little starters or canapés that can be eaten in one or 2 mouthfuls.
In this set, you will have salmon, prune, cucumber and paté. The boucheés are detailed below. They are just options that you can offer on your tables. Not all of them will be necessary… the cost for each set varies from £1.00 to £3.00.
The Bacon Prunes
Ingredients for 10 bacon & prunes.
- 5 bacon slices – 50p
- 10 pitted prunes – 50p
- Onion strings
- 5 tooth picks
Total spend: £1.00
The bacon cost 99p for 10 slices and the prunes cost £1.39 per packs of about 30 units. The left overs can be used for breakfast the next day or for yogurt.
Pre heat the oven at 180°C
Rinse the bacon and slice them length way.
The onion is just to add flavour and it is optional. Cut it as thinly as possible. Set aside.
Now a halved slice of bacon, place on it an onion string, then the prune and roll.
Hold with a tooth pick and repeat until all 10 are done. The can be prepared in advance and are best eaten hot.
To cook it, place the prepared prune on a baking tray and cook for 20 minutes at 180°C.
Ingredients for 8 small rolls.
- 4 smoked salmon slices – £1.37
Salmon roll 1
- 2 teaspoons full of crème fraiche -10p
- Hand full of fresh parsley -10p
- Garlic granules
- Poppy seeds
Total spend: £1.57
Finely chop the small hand off of parley and place it in a bowl. Add two full teaspoons of crème fraiche and sprinkle garlic granules. Mix well.
On flat surface, lie the smoke salmon slice flat, spread on it the crème fraiche mix and roll tightly, then cut in two. Keep on half other roll as it is and cover the other with poppy seeds.
Salmon roll 2
Salmon roll 3
Salmon roll 4
Salmon roll 5
Repeat the process until all 4 slices are done. you should end up with 4 small rolls covered in poppy seeds and 4 plain.
The poppy seeds are just to add crunchiness and a visual variation…
Ingredients for the cucumber roll:
- ¼ cucumber – 10p
- Crème fraiche
- Salt pepper
- Garlic granules
- Tooth picks
Total cost: 10p
Cut a whole cucumber in half (width way) and cut the extremities. Using a mandolin or a potato peeler, slowly cut 4 large, but thin strings of cucumber. Lie them flat.
In a bowl, mix 2 teaspoons of crème fraiche with salt, black pepper and garlic. Stir to mix. Now spread this mix on the cucumber slices and roll, then keep them rolled with tooth pics.
Note the slices must be about 10cm long to have a good roll.
Salmon on Rye
Salmon on rye bread
- 2 slice of rye bread – 25p
- Unsalted butter
- 3 slices smoked salmon – £1.02
- Parsley or dill to finish
Total cost: £1.27
Cut the bread, spread butter and add salmon, then top with herbs. Enjoy.
The last option will just be slices of baguette with Ardennes pate.
Bread cost 25p and pate cost 40p.
Total cost 60p…
And if you don’t like any of the above, you can always buy LIDL’s platter below at £2.99!
LIDL ready platter