Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I call BS on Sandra Lee having the slllllightest interest in helping people save time. In this video, wherein she makes a "Spring Picnic," she makes some salmon and cucumber sandwiches. I have say that these don't even sound bad, but this "time saving" recipe has you mix up a sandwich filling, then apply it to the inside of a sandwich with a star tip. WTF?? No one in a time crunch will bother, they will simply trowel the filling on the bread.

But wait! There's more!

She tops the slice and filling with cucumbers and a second piece of bread.Then, she uses a cookie cutter to cut the thing into a flower shape. And yes, She must -- must, I tell you -- use the star tip to dot little flowers with more pink filling. Doesn't everyone want to eat a sandwich that looks like a cookie but tastes like salmon and capers?

I ask again: Why is this woman on television?

This is how I would rework this sandwich:

8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 oz pepper smoked salmon, flaked
1 Tbs capers, finely chopped
1\2 cucumber, thinly sliced
4 green onions, thinly chopped, or snipped chives
bread of your choice

Combine cream cheese, capers, salmon and green onions. Spread on 1 piece of bread. Top with cucumber slices, then with a second piece of bread.

Do not bring pastry tips, star or otherwise, anywhere the prep area. Remove the crusts if you feel like being fancy.

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