Friday, February 11, 2011

Smoked Turkey with Arugula Mayo Tea Sandwiches

My girls and I hosted a tea party last weekend and I thought I’d share with you a few of the recipes for the tea sandwiches I made. {I already shared my scone recipe with you.}
We’ll start today with the
Smoked Turkey with Arugula Mayonnaise Aioli Tea Sandwiches.
I was first introduced to this recipe years ago at a friend’s baby shower. She got the recipe from Epicurious.com and I Google it each and every time I serve these {a half dozen times}!
I think this time I really can say, I haven’t tweaked this recipe at all….we’ll see, though!
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Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use Trader Joe’s Reduced Fat Mayo)
  • 1/3 cup (packed) coarsely chopped arugula leaves plus 30 whole arugula  leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 12 thin slices firm white sandwich bread, crusts trimmed 10 ounces thinly sliced smoked turkey
Preparation:
Mix mayonnaise, chopped arugula, shallot, parsley and lemon peel in small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.  

 IMG_2360IMG_2361 All 3 are staples in my cupboard.

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And then I like to use the mini-prep to make the aioli. {Doesn’t Aioli sound so much fancier and healthier than mayonnaise?}
Place bread slices on work surface. Spread aioli mixture on each slice, dividing equally. Top 6 bread slices with turkey, dividing equally. 
Did you know Trader Joe’s sandwich meats are nitrite/nitrate free? Their ham and turkey both are.  I love Trader Joe’s!  {I’ve yet to find any salami that is nitrite/nitrate free…let me know if you know of one!}
 

Place 5 arugula leaves atop turkey on each. Top with remaining 6 bread slices, mayonnaise side down, pressing to adhere. Cut each sandwich diagonally into quarters. Be sure to use toothpicks, they really DO make sandwiches taste better {well, at least according to Fancy Nancy!} IMG_2419
IMG_2418 Enjoy!
I’ll share the rest of the sandos with you in the coming week.

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7 comments:

  1. I think TJ's has nitrite free salami!(I'm not sure if it has nitrates, but I try and avoid those too.) It's unrefrigerated, wrapped in paper, unsliced, and made with wine. I Googled it and found the salami here: http://www.volpifoods.com/products/wine-salami/ and get it at Trader Joe's!

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  2. mavis E. ButterfieldFebruary 12, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Mmmm, they look delish! Almost makes me want to eat meat again! I love little tea sammies. . .so cute. PB and J's, cucumber/cream cheese etc. . .what a fun party idea!

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  3. they look so yummy! I could eat them off the screen if I hadn't stuffed myself at brunch today.

    Megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  4. mmm...my husband works at trader joes...so i get to have him bring me all the ingredients home so i can try this for dinner! yippie.

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  5. Hi there! I found your blog through Tatertots and Jello. I love your projects and I love that you love Trader Joe's. My right now my freezer is only one thing that is not TJs (and that's a Morningstar Farms item that I bought there!)

    (Sorry that this is also a shameless plug on my blog as well as a hello comment, but I'm about to add you to my google reader and don't know how to comment from there :( )

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  6. That looks so good! I love arugula and mixing it with mayo sounds delish. I am a big fan of Tj's too.

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