Thursday, November 26, 2015

Salami Roll-ups Give Thanks


Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving from PiX FiZ! My 10-year-old daughter and I put together a little roll-up 'turkey' for the holiday and we wanted to share our creation. New to salami rollups? Get the recipe here: Salami and Cream Cheese Roll-ups

We used a cookie cutter with a scalloped edge to cut and layer the pepper jack cheese. The snood, or wattle, or whatever that red thing is called is a bit of pimento we stole from a large olive, which we then sliced for the eyes. Small balls of cream cheese are the white, with pupils of black peppercorn. The beak and legs are cut from a cheddar cheese snack stick, while the face is from a slice of American. 

Kids love arranging the crackers and stacking up the salami roll-ups. I made two variations, one with cheddar and green pepper, the other layered with pepper jack cheese.  The color variations tell guests which one to grab. Low-carb eaters can take them without crackers guilt free since the slices and crackers are not a matched pair. 
Just like the salami roll-ups, the possibilities with this idea are endless. My example is kid friendly, but it could easily go upscale for catering and be a knock-out presentation. I wouldn't expect any variation to last long though, be sure to make plenty! Enjoy!

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