Shrimp and Watercress Tea Sandwiches


Whenever I prepare and taste these Tea sandwiches, I feel like royalty. Don’t you think so?  The meticulous preparation, dainty tea cups, these Tupelo Honey Spoons, sipping freshly brewed tea leaves… it reminds me of a Japanese tea ceremony! Let’s go to England this time before I detour to Japan. Credit goes to Williams Sonoma for this Tea Sandwiches recipe.



2 cups cooked shrimp (shells and heads off)

1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened

Salt and ground pepper

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

10 whole wheat bread slices

Watercress sprigs with coarse stems removed



1. In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine shrimp, butter and lemon juice. Process until shrimp are coarsely chopped.

2. Season with salt and pepper. Spread about 1/3 of filling on each 5 bread slices.

3. Top with watercress sprigs and remaining bread slices.

4. Cut off crusts. Cut each sandwich into 4 triangles.

5. Cover and refrigerate.

6. Keep chilled until served. Makes 20 small sandwiches.


This is so simple to make, tastes great, and smells good too. Peaches, Masarap!!!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Hsiaoping says:

    Wow! These sandwiches look amazing. It’s so delightful to enjoy an afternoon tea with these sandwiches. These tea sets look so elegant. I can’t wait for you to invite me to your tea party in your beautiful garden someday.

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    1. Of course, you are more than welcome, but I prefer summertime while all the plants and flowers are growing and blossoming respectively….Safe trip to Taipe and other parts of the world you want to discover and explore this year!


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