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Tea Sandwich: Cucumber & Salmon Roe

A twist on the classic cucumber tea sandwich. Open-faced and cut into a circular shape using a cookie cutter.

A few notes:
- Cut the bread to be the same size as the cucumber. I matched up the cucumber with the right sized round cookie cutter from my cookie cutter set. 
- I used a seedless cucumber because they tend to be less bitter and sweeter (the seeds are what makes them bitter), usually unwaxed so you don't need to peel them, they have thinner skin and have less water content. They're usually sold wrapped in plastic. 
- To reduce the water from the cucumber, I laid out the sliced cucumbers on paper towels and patted them dry.
- To get the cucumber slices uniform in thickness, I used a mandoline slicer set to 1/8".
- I found salmon roe at a Japanese supermarket but they also sell them in gourmet markets. 
- Whipped cream cheese is recommended since it's easier to spread.

Bread: Panya Bakery 
Salmon Roe: Sunrise Mart, a Japanese supermarket
Whipped Cream Cheese: Philadelphia Whipped Cream Cheese
Seedless Cucumber, Dill: Wholefoods

Other tea sandwiches I've made: Smoked Salmon, Goat Cheese, Proscuitto & Basil, Brie & Black Forest Ham, Roast Beef & Watercress

Reader Comments (9)

Thanks for this super easy how-to! Looks delicious! Btw, I love your wooden utensils!!

11.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Hi Pam,

They were indeed super easy to make and definitely delicious!

I love salmon roe on anything when I can find it; it is the perfect tea sandwich thing.

12.1.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMark

Hi Mark, I'm a huge fan of salmon roe too...actually any roe. The roe definitely made the tea sandwich pop!

These are SO pretty. This blog is so elegant and inspiring; I love all the ideas!

12.11.2012 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay

Hi Lindsay, thank you!

I love your pictures and recipes, they are mouth watering. Would love for you to share them with us at Over at we are not photography expert snobs, we are just foodies, so pretty much all your pictures will get accepted.

06.11.2013 | Unregistered Commenterfoodie

Hi Foodie, thanks for letting me know! I'll check it out soon.

Your food photos are amazing. You can share your mouth watering photos with us at is a new food sharing site and we actually try our best to promote your food photos. At all your food photos will be published without any editorial review so I really hope you come and join us.

07.5.2013 | Unregistered Commenterfoodienewz

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