Easy entertaining canapés: Deconstructed Peking duck ‘pancakes’ and baby pear and walnut salad bites

So last night was my hopemonth canapé party which raised over $800 for Hope Street – woo! I’ll be posting the cooked canapé recipes individually, but these cold canapés which I invented were so easy and really, really popular. Perfect for easy, no cook starters to serve before a barbecue or dinner party.

Deconstructed Peking duck ‘pancakes’

Buy a Chinese roast duck and shred the meat and skin. Slice 3 or 4 Lebanese cucumbers on an angle to create oval discs about 0.5cm thick. Smear with a little hoisin sauce, top with a piece of duck meat and skin, and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

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Baby pear and walnut salad bites

Remove leaves from 2 baby cos lettuces, then wash and dry. Place a teaspoon of labne (or any soft white cheese, blue cheese or thick yoghurt) in the middle of the leaf then place a piece of thinly sliced pear on top. Drizzle with pomegranate molasses and extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle over some toasted crumbled walnuts and freshly ground black pepper.

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