Not very long ago, I wasn't so sure I liked radishes. Luckily, my friend Bridget surprised the tea party committee with this intriguing tea sandwich recipe and everything I thought I knew about radishes vanished into thin air. Every one of us loved the slightly spicy taste of these and the general prettiness of the radish rounds decorating the top. It was a perfect addition to our tea menu this year!
Radish-Chive Tea Sandwiches with Sesame and Ginger
Yield: Makes 16 servings
4 tablespoons salted butter, room temperature
3 tablespoons minced chives, divided
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
¾ teaspoon peeled and grated fresh ginger
¼ teaspoon Asian sesame oil
salt and pepper, to taste
3-4 radishes, thinly sliced
Mix butter, 2 tablespoons chives, sesame seeds, ginger, and oil in small bowl; season with salt and pepper. Spread butter mixture over each bread slice. Trim bread into desired sandwich shape, such as squares or rounds. Top with radishes, overlapping slightly. Sprinkle with remaining chives. Serve sandwiches open-faced.
Recipe adapted from http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Radish-Chive-Tea-Sandwiches-with-Sesame-and-Ginger-241846