Monday, July 2, 2012

SMOKED SALMON FINGER SANDWICHES


This weeks Food Matters Project recipe was chosen by Aura of Dinner with Aura. Aura chose Mark Bittman's recipe for Updated Tea Sandwiches. Tea sandwiches, how elegant. I'm not surprised that Aura picked this recipe. Go visit her blog here. It exemplifies elegance.

 I have never had or been to a tea party in Santa Barbara. I went to a tea party at Harrods in London, and high tea at the beautiful Empress hotel in Victoria, Canada, but never at home. I thought about a tea party but we are so casual in S.B. and during the day we are at the beach or outside enjoying the weather so appetizers seemed appropriate.



 Slices of Bavarian sunflowerseed rye bread were spread with a mixture of cream cheese, chopped chives, and lemon juice and stacked on top of each other. Wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerated until firm.


Sliced into finger sandwich sized squares and served with smoked salmon, chives, onions, lemons, and capers.

This was the perfect way to end a summer day.

For all of the other Food Project Members creative takes on the recipe please click here.

Thanks Aura for a great pick this week.


Recipe and photo inspired by http://www.apronandsneakers.com/

17 comments:

Margarita said...

i love this classy idea. when i first looked at your pictures i didn't understand how you did the cheese between the pieces of bread! LOL! this looks delicious!

Aura said...

These look so fancy! Looks great--and the bread looks so interesting. Yum!

Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes said...

What a stunning presentation! I love that you've been to a real tea party at Harrod's...tea parties are an idea I'm a little obsessed with. :)

Lexi said...

Hi Margarita, did you figure out how to make the sandwiches? Thanks!

Lexi said...

Thanks Aura!

Lexi said...

Sarah, After everyone's posts I'm thinking a tea party might have to happen here... There is always a first time.

KeelyMarie said...

Gorgeous plating Lexi! Soooo party worthy.

prairiesummers said...

Good ole German bread :-) Good choice hehe although I am a bit biased lol. Very cute arrangement!

foodandfrederick.com said...

Anything that involves smoked salmon and cream cheese is a win in my book, but you have taken it to the next level! Looks wonderful!

sandra said...

I considered using German bread but couldn't find any at my local store. Great idea! and you photos are beautiful.

Lexi said...

Thanks Keely!

Lexi said...

Thanks Jen!

Lexi said...

Thank you Sarah.

Lexi said...

Thank you Sandra!

Joanne said...

Smoked salmon makes for the PERFECT finger sandwiches! Love that smoky salty flavor.

Casey said...

I love your presentation and your choice of bread. A great combination.

Lexi said...

Thanks Joanne and Casey!