Refreshing Cucumber Sandwiches

 

Last summer, I was fortunate enough to spend some time in Victoria, BC. We were treated to heritage buildings, glorious weather, and spectacular views of nature.

 

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At the of end our stay in Victoria, we had afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel. We had scrumptious finger food served on a tiered tray while we took in the view of the Inner Harbour and sipped on tea. The food was simple but delicious and I hope to try to replicate some of the recipes. One of the stars of afternoon tea is the humble cucumber sandwich.

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Here’s my recipe that serves 2.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 of an English cucumber thinly sliced across

  • 4 slices of white bread with the crusts remove

  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter

  • 1 clove of garlic minced

  • 1 stalk of diced scallions

  • dash of Worcestershire sauce

  • black pepper

 

Method:

  • Lightly salt the cucumbers and put them in a colander. Cover this with a paper towel and put something heavy like a pot on top of it. This will draw out some of the water. Leave it for about 30 minutes and then rinse the salt off and dry the cucumbers with a paper towel.

 

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  • Mix the butter, garlic, scallions and Worcestershire sauce to form a compound butter.

 

 

  • Butter the bread on one side. Spread the cucumbers generously on 2 slices of bread. Season with salt and garnish with more scallions.

 

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  • Slice the sandwich into strips.

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Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

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