SMOKED SALMON TEA SANDWICHES (18)
¼ pound smoked salmon, minced
¼ cup heavy cream
¼ teaspoon Tabasco, or to taste
¾ stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
12 very thin sliced firm whole wheat sandwich bread
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1. In a bowl with a fork stir together smoked salmon, cream and Tabasco until mixture is blended well and creamy.
2. Spread butter on one side of each bread slice to cover completely and spread 1-1/2 tablespoons salmon mixture evenly on butter side of 6 bread slices. Sprinkle salmon mixture with chives and top with remaining bread slices, pressing gently. Trim crusts. (Sandwiches may be made 4 hours ahead and chilled, wrapped in plastic wrap.) Cut each sandwich into 3 strips.
from The Best of Gourmet 1996