I decided to make a little h'ors d'oeuvre, a canape, out of the recipe. Here goes!
I don't have a photo ... I'm running out the door to a double-header softball game, and trying to get this posted before I go. I'll try to get a photo another time.
- tube pillsbury french loaf (in refrigerated biscuit section)
- 3/4 c
- finely diced celery, divided usage
- 1 c
- low fat mayonnaise (i use the olive oil mayo)
- 1/3 c
- parmesan cheese
- 1/4 c
- chopped green scallion
- 1 pinch
- cayenne pepper
- 1 pinch
- dill mix seasoning
- 1 small
- head of broccoli crowns
- 1/2 lb
- oven roasted turkey breast sliced thick
- 1/2 lb
- provolone cheese, sliced thick
- 1 c
- whole-berry cranberry sauce
- s & p, to taste
How to Make Broccoli Canapes
- 1Bake the bread loaf, according to package instructions. I use a bread tube, but you can bake it on a baking sheet.
- 2When the bread is cooled, cut into 20 equal slices, on the diagonal, to make a longer/larger cut. Lay out on two baking sheets.
- 3Mix together a half cup of the celery (save the other 1/4 cup for later); mayo; parmesan cheese; scallion; cayenne; and dill mix seasoning. Stir well; set aside for assembly later.
- 4Place the small crown of broccoli in your steamer. Steam it ONLY for a few minutes, just until it reaches a gorgeous, bright, emerald green color. It should still be tender-crisp, but not have a definite hard CRUNCH to it. Don't overcook! It only takes a few minutes, literally!
After it has steamed for just a few minutes, take it away from the heat and run it under very cold water, to stop the cooking process. Cool it until you can handle it w/ your hands easily.
- 5After the broccoli has cooled sufficiently, slice it VERTICALLY into 1/4" slices ... it will look like slices of a brain. Sorry! :o/ Set aside for assembly later.
- 6On the bread slices, arrange a small piece of the turkey and a small piece of the cheese (You might have to cut and shape it, depending on how your deli slices it. But it should be thick, on a #2, as I tell the deli lady).
- 7Place the canapes under the broiler, just until the cheese is melty and bubbly. Remove from the broiler.
- 8On top of the melted cheese, place one of the broccoli slices, then put a small dollop of cranberry sauce and spread it slightly, then a dollop of the seasoned mayo mixture.
- 9Use the remainder of the finely diced celery to garnish the tops of the mayo mixture (if you don't want to use celery, you could dice some chives).
- 10Place on a pretty platter and serve right away!