The lighter, cheerier days of Spring are here!
I'm kicking it off with a fresh, crunchy appetizer,
with a little creamy zest that will keep them coming back for more.
Vibrant radishes, cool cucumbers
and a hint of chives, atop crostini,
but the secret is the slightly spicy, lemon butter.
Spread the creamy, bright mixture on toasted, sliced baguette,
add the cucumbers,
then a few radishes,
a pinch of course salt,
then a sprinkling of snipped chives.
and a delicious bite of Spring awaits.
1 baguette, sliced
1 cucumber thinly sliced
10-12 radishes thinly sliced
chopped chives for topping
course salt for sprinkling
lemon hot sauce butter (see below)
Place baguette slices on a baking sheet and toast until golden under the broiler. Cool slightly, then spread with butter, top with cucumber, radish, a touch of salt and chives.
To make Lemon Hot Sauce Butter:
In a small bowl, combine 4 Tablespoons softened butter (I used salted but non-salted would work too), 1 Tablespoon lemon zest and 2 teaspoons of your favorite hot sauce (I uses either Crystal or Tabasco).