A canapé or canape (Spanish/French for couch and known in Italy as tartina) is a small, prepared and usually decorative food, held in the fingers and often eaten in one bite. Because they are often served during cocktail hours, it is often desired that a canapé be either salty or spicy, in order to encourage guests to drink more.
A canapé may also be referred to as finger food, although not all finger foods are canapés. Crackers or small slices of bread or toast or puff pastry, cut into various shapes, serve as the base for savory butters or pastes, often topped with a “canopy” of such savory foods as meat, cheese, fish, caviar, foie gras, purees or relish.
If you want to serve a healthier Canapes, try this shrimp canapes recipe >>
Shrimp Supreme Canapes Ingredients
1/4 Kilo medium prawns, boiled and shelled
1/2 Cup real mayonaise
1 tbsp prepared mustard
1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup finely diced celery
1/ egg white
2 tbsp Parmesan Cheese
4 slices Hi-Fiber Weight Control Bread
Spread the bread with the butter, cut it into twelve 2-inch squares. In a small bowl combine well the mayonnaise, mustard, worcestershire sauce, celery and the whisked egg white.
Dot the shrimp with the mixture before spreading it in the bread. The canapes may be made 30 minutes in advance and kept covered and chilled.
Arrange the canapes on a platter. Makes 12 canapes.