Hosting a party is one of the most joyful, but stressful, things in modern life. Gathering all your friends in one place is wonderful, but it's important to makes sure everybody is fed and watered and enjoying themselves. 

But it can be difficult to come up with recipes for bite sized food that you can prepare stress-free at a party.

Canapes don't have to involve intricate and elaborate cooking. The trick with them is their presentation, they simply have to look interesting and appealing. Smokes Salmon is, with good reason, a staple of the canape tray, Here is something new for you; it is easy to prepare in advance, too.

Ingredients: Serves 6 - 10 

Prepared ahead: Yo can prepare both the salmon and the sauce up to 12 hours ahead. Cover tightly with clingfilm and keep refrigerated. 

1 x 200g Pack smoked salmon Slices 

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 

2 tablespoons white wine vinager 

4 tablespoons olive oil 

1 tablespoon brown sugar 

4 tablespoons light mayonnaise

1 tablespoon chopped dill 


1. You will need 6-10 short bambo sticks - about 15 cm long or toothpicks. Cut the smoked salmon into strips - about three from each each slice of salmon or as your preference, then thread the strips on the bamboo sticks or toothpicks so that they look pretty. Arrange on a serving platter.

2. Whisk the mustard, vinager, oil and sugar together in a small bowl until combined, then wisk in the mayonnaise and dill.

Season and spoon into a small serving bowl and place on the platter with the salmon.

Delicious Canapes!