Smoked Eel tea sandwich Recipe

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As summer approaches, bringing with it the rise in outdoor catering events, this classic Smoked Eel Tea Sandwich recipe from the Gourmet Traveller offers a sophisticated yet simple dish to elevate your culinary repertoire. These delicate sandwiches combine the unique, smoky flavour of eel with the freshness of cucumber and the creamy texture of mayonnaise, making them perfect for weddings, garden parties, or even just a leisurely picnic with friends and family.

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Ingredients for smoked eel tea sandwich 

  • Smoked eel (200g, thinly sliced)
  • White sandwich bread (12 slices, crusts removed)
  • English mustard (1 tablespoon, for spreading)
  • Unsalted butter (softened, for spreading)
  • Mayonnaise (3 tablespoons)
  • Cucumber (1 small, thinly sliced)
  • Dill (chopped, for garnish)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Method for creating smoked eel tea sandwiches

Prepare the bread: Start by lightly buttering each slice of bread. This not only adds flavour but also prevents the bread from becoming soggy once the other ingredients are added.

Add mustard: On half of the bread slices, spread a thin layer of English mustard. This will give a nice kick to the sandwiches and complement the smoky eel.

Arrange the smoked eel: Lay the smoked eel slices evenly over the mustard-spread slices, making sure each piece is covered with a layer of smoked eel.

Layer cucumber: On the other half of the bread slices, lay out thin slices of cucumber. This adds a refreshing crunch to the sandwich.

Final touches: Season with salt and pepper, then spread mayonnaise over the cucumber slices to add creaminess to the sandwich.

Assemble and serve: Place the eel-topped slices on top of the cucumber-covered slices, press down gently, cut into neat triangles, and garnish with chopped dill.

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These Smoked Eel Tea Sandwiches are the perfect addition to any outdoor catering event. The combination of flavours and textures ensures that they will be a memorable part of your menu. For all your smoked eel needs, please do get in touch, or visit our wholesale page below.

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Posted by Jessica on April 22nd 2024

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