Recipe of the week: Salami Sailboats

This is a hilarious name for a simple and last minute SuperBowl snack. How it ended up in my mother’s Hellenic Cuisine cookbook I don’t know! It’s so easy and you might already have all the ingredients at hand. Get the kids to help.

6 whole dill pickles
6 thick slices of hard salami
2 tbsp. of cream cheese

Cut pickles into halves lengthwise and make a slit in each on the cut side. Cut salami into shapes of sails and insert into the slit.

Now comes for the most difficult and labor intensive part. Flute the edges of sail with cream cheese pressed through a pastry tube. Makes 6 hors d’oeuvres.

The cookbook says “Sparkling as the conversation around them.” I find this very amusing. Maybe the recipe contributor was sipping a little sparkling when she wrote that.

Good luck making your Salami Sailboats! I think a few would look cute as a garnish. If you do make them, I want photos!

This recipe is from Hellenic Cuisine by Sts. Constantine and Helen Ladies Society, Detroit MI 1956

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