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In these final dog days of summer, the heat is still on. It’s funny how some nights we can down a big meal, that barbequed steak, and on other nights we crave something refreshing, light and bright.

On those nights, it’s time for cucumbers. Suzi will slice one up then top it with smoked fish dusted with paprika. How do you prep the fish? Some sour cream, crème fraiche, and horseradish, mixed in the proportions you like. Perhaps, a touch of mustard or a dribble of hot sauce. Maybe some finely diced onion or pickles.

There’s no “right” way to prepare this dish. You’ll surely never make it the same way twice. And each time will be the best.