Monday, July 14, 2003

Quasi-British dish of the day

Continuing the British theme, we had tea sandwiches for lunch. Except it was too hot to actually have tea with them. And they didn’t use any traditional ingredients, like cucumbers or watercress. But we felt quite upper-crust, anyway.

Half a tablespoon wasabi powder
1 teaspoons lemon juice
4 ounces softened cream cheese
6 very thin slices bread
4 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon
dried chives

Mix wasabi and lemon juice in medium bowl to form paste. Add cream cheese and beat until well combined. Spread each slice of bread with wasabi cream cheese. Top 6 bread slices with smoked salmon. Sprinkle chives over salmon. Top with remaining bread slices, cheese side down. Trim crusts and cut each sandwich into 2 triangles. Nibble delicately and talk about taking a holiday on the Continent.

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