I’ll admit it – I love traditional Superbowl party food.
I love chili as much as the next gal. I can eat a hoagie with the best of them, and I have been known to down enough wings to require a gallon of blue cheese dressing and a bottle of Pepto Bismol.
But sometimes, just occasionally, I dream of a Superbowl where I don’t have to unbutton the top of my jeans, or where I’m not totally covered in BBQ sauce by the first commercial break. That’s pretty much where the inspiration for these tea sandwiches came from. I needed to know that there would be something in this year’s Superbowl fare that would be a little break from the fried mozzarella sticks but that would still be hearty and tasty enough to tempt all the people at the party who believe that anything that doesn’t include red meat is blasphemous.
If you can get your hands on some hot smoked salmon, be sure to use some here. It is tender but with good heft and a truly smoky taste that compliments the buttery avocado. If not, don’t worry – regular smoked salmon or lox works great, too. And don’t skimp on the ponzu – this citrusy, salty, sauce totally elevates the dish and drives home the Asian flavors.
Asian Avocado and Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwiches
1 loaf sourdough bread, sliced and crusts cut off
2 avocados from Mexico, halved, pitted, and diced
1.5. ponzu sauce
1/3 cup cilantro, cleaned and chopped
1 tsp. sambal olek or Asian chile sauce
1 lb. hot or cold smoked salmon, thinly sliced
1 lb. cream cheese, room temperature
3 scallions, diced
2. Combine the avocados, ponzu, and sambal olek. Taste for flavors – you may need more ponzu for salt or sambal olek for heat. Remember, though, the smoked salmon is salty, so you won’t want to overdo it here.
This sandwich is so good it may just make you forget that the team you hate just made a touchdown. Sourdough bread adds a tang that echoes the tart ponzu sauce. The herbed cream cheese provides a smooth, rich counterpart to the meaty smoked salmon and the fiery sambal olek. And the avocados are really the crowning touch to this sandwich. They are so buttery, so luxurious, so undeniably craveable that they will have you licking your fingers and tucking into another sandwich in no time.
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Signed Muy Bueno Cookbook
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It’s avocados…it’s a giveaway…it’s a way to avoid total gastric reflux this Superbowl Sunday. If this doesn’t sound swell, I just don’t know what does.
Except of course, eating another one of these insanely tasty sandwiches.