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Three interesting finger sandwich fillings

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Photo: Lisa Roukin
Photo: Lisa Roukin

    Liven up your sandwich fillings. Each recipe makes 15 finger sandwiches, cut from 5 larger sandwiches — crusts removed and cut into thirds.

    Asian Tuna
    Preparation: 5 minutes, plus marinating

    INGREDIENTS
    2 cans tuna, in sunflower oil (drained)
    Half a cucumber seeded, peeled and finely chopped
    1 carrot, peeled and grated
    1 tsp lemon juice
    5 tsp light soy sauce
    4 tsp sushi seasoning vinegar
    2 tsp sweet chilli sauce
    2 tsp sesame oil
    1 tbsp mayonnaise
    A small handful of coriander, finely chopped
    Black pepper
    Toasted sesame seeds

    Method

    Mix the carrots, cucumber, coriander and sesame seeds and season with soy sauce, sushi seasoning vinegar, sweet chilli sauce and sesame oil.

    Leave to marinate for 5 minutes.

    In another bowl mix the tuna, black pepper, lemon juice and mayonnaise with a fork. Add to the vegetables and mix.

    Check for seasoning, refrigerate for 1 hour before using.

    Egg and Avocado
    Preparation: 20 minutes
    Cooking: 5 minutes

    INGREDIENTS
    6 large eggs, hardboiled
    2 tsp mayonnaise
    3 tsp salad cream
    6 chives, finely chopped
    1 avocado, ripe
    Salt and white pepper

    Method

    When the hardboiled eggs are cooled remove shells and cut using a egg slicer.

    Place sliced eggs in a mixing bowl, using a fork continue mashing.

    Add the avocado, season well with sea salt and white pepper.

    Add the mayonnaise, salad cream and chives.

    Check for seasoning, refrigerate for 1 hour before using.

    Salmon and dill cottage cheese

    Preparation: 5 minutes

    INGREDIENTS
    227g small curd cottage
    cheese
    113g smoked salmon
    2 tsp lemon juice
    1 tsp horseradish sauce
    Black pepper
    Small sprigs of dill

    Method

    Blend the cottage cheese and smoked salmon in a food processor until smooth.

    Season with black pepper, lemon juice and horseradish sauce.

    Blend again until it is a smooth paste before using.

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