These Pinwheel Sandwiches are a sure hit in any party you're having and learning to make them is a must for anyone who loves to throw dinner parties and family gatherings. I have one word to describe these sandwiches: "cute". The "cuteness" comes from the "spiral" look the sandwich takes on when it is laid on the plate.
Of course the taste is phenomenal. And, even that can have many variations based on diet, taste, and cultural background. Because, I'm a Trini, my taste buds will be influenced by our fresh herbs found on the island, so I couldn't help myself to season the cream cheese before hand. As a result, I have made a truly unique pinwheel sandwich that screams "Trini to de bone". But that's a whole other post.
Okay, I'm writing and actually salivating here. Lol!. so without further ado, here's trini style pinwheel sandwiches. Enjoy!
Pinwheel Sandwiches Recipe
1 pack of wraps (I used the Poco Loco brand) 245g
8 oz cream cheese, softened
8 lettuce leaves, washed and pat dry
2-3 packs Turkey Pastrami 125g
clear plastic wrap
Lay a sheet of plastic wrap on a board large enough to hold the wrap.
Lay the wrap on the plastic and spread a bit of the softened cream cheese.
Add the turkey pastrami…
Then the lettuce…
and roll tightly.
Wrap the plastic firmly around the roll and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
When ready remove the plastic wrap and cut the roll in 1 inch slices.
Arrange on a plate and serve.
Just to tease you all, here is the variation I did using a herbed cream cheese spread I came up with.
In an upcoming post, I'll show you all how to make it. Promise.
Variations to Pinwheel Sandwiches
So, this is appetizer number two, and of course you can add your variations. Here are a few I have thought of:....
- Instead of cream cheese, you can use mayonnaise or cheese paste .
- Instead of cheese paste, you can try a tuna or chicken spread.
- Instead of the turkey pastrami, use turkey ham or black forest ham.
- Instead of plain pastrami, use Cajun chicken breast.
- For a real trini twist, try spreading some mother-in-law on the cream cheese.
- Instead of the wraps, you can use a loaf of bread (with the crust cut out) sliced horizontally and flattened with a rolling pin (bailna).
- 1 pack of wraps I used the Poco Loco brand 245g
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 8 lettuce leaves washed and pat dry
- 2-3 packs Turkey Pastrami 125g
- Clear plastic wrap
- Lay a sheet of plastic wrap on a board large enough to hold the wrap. Lay the wrap on the plastic and spread a bit of the softened cream cheese.
- Add the turkey pastrami. Then the lettuce and roll tightly.
- Wrap the plastic firmly around the roll and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- When ready remove the plastic wrap and cut the roll in 1 inch slices. Arrange on a plate and serve.
Alright, time to go. Coming up next.... Hmmmm! What appetizer can I make with ham and cheese? Stay tuned to find out.
Ah gone! 🙂
Try out my pinwheel sandwiches recipe and tell us what you think.