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Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwiches

Assemble smoked-salmon tea sandwiches with herb butter on grain bread a day in advance, and cut before guests arrive.

  • Yield: Makes about 3 dozen
Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwiches

Photography: Luca Trovato

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2000


  • 3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 loaves grain bread, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 1/2 pounds smoked salmon, thinly sliced


  1. In a bowl, combine the butter, chives, dill, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

  2. Lay out the bread slices; spread with prepared butter mixture. Top half the slices with the smoked salmon. Lay remaining slices, buttered-side down, on top of the salmon. Place sandwiches on a baking sheet, cover with plastic, and place in refrigerator until the butter is cold, about 30 minutes.

  3. Transfer sandwiches to a cutting board. Trim crusts from sandwiches, and cut in half to form thin rectangles. Serve chilled.

Reviews (1)

  • jensomm 20 Mar, 2010

    Yum! Made with mini pumpernickel, and used about a 1/4 lb. more of the butter mixture and 1/2 lb. less of the salmon. Perfect for our high tea birthday party.

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