Ham and Pineapple Finger Sandwiches

Pineapple and ham, along with a fresh Ginger Aioli, are a tasty combination in Ham and Pineapple Finger Sandwiches.

Ham and Pineapple Finger Sandwiches
Yield: 12 finger sandwiches • Preparation: 25 minutes
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Ingredients
  1. 12 slices firm white sandwich bread
  2. 12 thin slices deli smoked ham
  3. 12 slices canned pineapple
  4. 1 recipe Ginger Aïoli (recipe follows)
  5. ½ cup watercress
  6. Garnish: 12 sprigs watercress
Instructions
  1. Using a serrated bread knife, cut bread into 24 (3½-x-1¼-inch) pieces, discarding crusts. Set aside.
  2. Using a chef’s knife, cut ham into 12 (4-x-1¼-inch) pieces, discarding scraps. Set aside.
  3. Using a chef’s knife, cut pineapple slices into 12 (3½-x-1¼-inch) pieces, discarding scraps. Set aside.
  4. Spread Ginger Aïoli on one side of each bread piece. Place watercress evenly on aïoli side of 12 bread pieces. On each, ruffle* a ham piece, and top with a pineapple piece. Top each with a remaining bread slice, aïoli side down.
  5. Garnish each with a watercress sprig, if desired.
Notes
  1. * Evenly pleat or gather length of ham to fit bread.
  2. • Blot pineapple slices on paper towels to keep sandwiches from becoming soggy.
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Ginger Aïoli
Yield: ¼ cup • Preparation: 10 minutes
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Ingredients
  1. ¼ cup mayonnaise
  2. 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  3. 1 pinch ground black pepper
  4. ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, ginger, pepper, and lemon juice, stirring to blend. Refrigerate in a covered container until needed.
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 From TeaTime March/April 2015

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