Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tea Sandwich Series: Tuna Sandwiches

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Here is another installment of my Tea Sandwich Series:  Tuna Sandwiches.  These are not your typical mayonnaise based tuna salad sandwiches. Instead these delicate sandwiches are made creamy with cream cheese.  They are also given a little zip and spiciness with some green chilies.  Serve these at any party or pack in a lunchbox and will give that old tuna sandwich a new makeover.

Ingredients:
2 cans of tuna in water drained
4 oz of plain cream cheese
1/4 of a medium onion
2-3 green chilies or 1/2 a green bell pepper (seeded)
1 Tbs of mayonnaise
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions: 
In a food processor pulse the onion and chilies/peppers until it is finely diced.  Then add your tuna, cream cheese, mayo, salt and pepper and blend until it forms a smooth paste like texture.  Apply about 1 Tbs of tuna on each slice of bread and create a sandwich. I recommend thin sandwich bread for this sandwich.  You can use white or whole wheat per your preference.  Once the sandwiches are made stack and cut all the crusts from the four sides with a serrated knife
Cut into diagonal or rectangle shapes.  You can make the sandwiches smaller if you prefer by cutting the halves into quarters.  Stack on a sandwich plate and serve immediately or serve slightly chilled.  To keep the sandwich bread from getting dried out, cover the sandwiches with a slightly damp paper towel.  Enjoy.




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11 comments:

  1. These are beautiful and - I suspect - tasty! You know I'm allergic to tuna, but I'm a fan of it...

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  2. Great idea to add cream cheese...I add it to my crab cakes but not my tuna salad. Love tuna salad, though. Great idea for a series, tea cakes are so fun!

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  3. Love the kick with those jalapeños!

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  4. yummy sandwiches perfect for anytime

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  5. Beautiful, easy to make it!
    ByBy Giulia

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  6. Good grief. I'm going to have to start drinking tea so I can make all these amazing sandwiches. :) This one looks fantastic.

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  7. Good way to give the traditional tuna sandwich a twist with the jalapenos! Love tuna sandwiches.

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  8. Mmmmm....it's been way too long since I've made tuna sandwiches. And I like your addition of cream cheese and spiciness :)

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  9. Jalapenos are a great twist!

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  10. This looks great... will try this at my next Tea Party..all the flavors I like. thank you for sharing. hugs Janice

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  11. That jalapeno will certainly spice up that tea party! LOL!

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