Carrot Ginger Tea Sandwiches

We made 2 types of sandwiches at the South Arm Older Adults Cooking Club.

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The first sandwich comes from the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. A fabled Victoria landmark, the Fairmont Empress has played host to royalty, celebrities, and guests from around the world since 1908.


  • 2 grated carrots
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons good-quality mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon sweet ginger paste (we used Japanese picked ginger)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices multi-grain bread (we used wholewheat)
  • 4 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • alfalfa sprouts or lettuce (we omitted the this)

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Source: this recipe is adapted from Fairmont Empress Hotel

Makes 2 sandwiches


Carrot Ginger Tea Sandwiches 003Finely grate the carrots. Minced the Japanese pickled ginger. Combine the grated carrots, ginger, cream cheese, mayonnaise in a medium bowl and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Carrot Ginger Tea Sandwiches 004Spread one side of each piece of bread lightly with butter.
Carrot Ginger Tea Sandwiches 005Top the buttered side of 2 slices of bread with carrot/ginger mixture (about 1/4-inch thick). Top with alfalfa sprouts or thinly sliced lettuce if using. Top with the remaining bread slices, buttered side down.

Trim off the crust from each sandwich with a long, sharp knife. Cut the sandwiches in half diagonally and then cut in half again. If desired, decorative shapes can be made with cookie cutters.


The second sandwich we made is the Smoky Salmon Sandwich. This is a popular sandwich sold in the senior fund raiser for the food bank and it is always sold out early .

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You can find the Smoky Salmon Sandwiches here.

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