Friday, April 29, 2011

Meatless Fridays: Century Tuna Royal Tea Sandwiches


In honor of the Royal Wedding of Prince William & Catherine Middleton, Aryanna and I thought that we would make a meatless dish inspired by the British accompanied by something we both enjoy: tea time.

William & Kate Royal Wedding
Photo source

Tea sandwiches are bite-sized snacks. Despite their name, tea sandwiches fit the menu whenever you're looking for something light to eat and they are perfect for entertaining — they look fancy but are super easy to make.

Traditionally, tea sandwiches are served during afternoon tea time to ward off hunger before dinner.

I usually make tea sandwiches with caviar or egg salad or tuna salad fillings for tea time with Aryanna. Since today is all about the union of two lovers, I thought I'd "combine" eggs and tuna as filling to create a "Royal Tea" sandwich. Haha!

Century Tuna Royal Tea Sandwiches


Light mayonnaise 
Himalayan Pink salt
White pepper

2 cans of Century Tuna in brine, drained
From left: lemon juice, fresh dill, celery, baby arugula or your favorite greens
Hard boiled eggs
Sliced wheat bread, trim the crust with a serrated knife for clean edges

Level of easiness: 5
Taste: 5
Impress the guest factor: 5

 Easy peasy:

Step 1: Finely chop the tuna, celery, and fresh dill. Add lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
Step 2: Add a dollop of mayo
Step 3: Spread a thin layer of tuna filling onto the slice bread. Top it with slice boiled eggs. Cut your sandwiches in triangles, squares or rectangles.
Tip: A thin coating of butter will keep the bread from getting soggy.
Aryanna doesn't like arugula so I only put it on mine.

Since Aryanna and I are more "rock" than "royalty",  here's our set-up for the "Royal Tea" time:

Tea time with Aryanna!
Skip the clotted cream and sugar for a healthier meal.
Aryanna made mini coconut scones for our sweet tea time treats! So yummy and kyoot!
Thanks Aryanna for helping mom! I couldn't have done the mini coconut scones without your help!
Enjoy watching the Royal Wedding! :D

Having tea with your family is a fab way to spend quality time with them. Aryanna and I usually have tea at home, in a hotel or sometimes, at a coffee/tea joint. It's a great way to bond with each other. Here's one of my favorite "Tea Time" with my daughter.

From "Royalty" to "Royal Tea" sandwiches, I've got it covered! Follow me on for a virtual Tea Time chickahan during the Royal Wedding! Fun!

Shoppingero/shoppingera, how often do you spend quality time with your loved ones?


Pajammy said...

so pretty!!! love the placemats!

scarlet's walk said...

love it!! looks so regal!

Gregory Guy said...

Hey Jenni!

It's Greg! Just a tip for hard boiling eggs. Next time, try to put eggs in boiling salted water for exactly 12 minutes. The salt in the water will help peel the shell easily and and 12 min wont over cook the eggs. Over cooked eggs turns the yolk dark green/black

Jenni Epperson said...

Hi Greg!

Thanks for the tip! I actually forgot I was boiling eggs hence, the overcooked yolks! Haha!

JoAnn said...

I dont mean to be rude and I may be wrong but I believe the herb with fine leaves is dill.

Jenni Epperson said...


Thanks for the correction! I meant fresh dill. Edited.

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