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Old 03-09-2004, 08:59 AM   #1
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Best Sandwich EVER!

Ok..... it doesnt seem like folks are huge sandwich fans here.
But I feel a sandwich can/could be a masterpiece!

The right bread...... a special sauce, and of course the right toppings.

Thing is... without going to a resturaunt I just cant get the texture or the layers of taste and texture. (sigh) :(

Can anyone suggest (dramatic music... turning on echo machine) THE PERFECT SANDWICH?

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Old 03-09-2004, 12:48 PM   #2
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my all time favorite....

lightly toasted fresh ficalla or deli sandwich roll
thinly sliced proscuitto di parma
oven dried roma tomatoes (marinate in garlic, thyme, and olive oil)
fresh buffalo mozzarella
fresh baby arugula
fresh cracked pepper
splash of aged balsamic vinegar
drizzle of GOOD extra virgin olive oil (preferrably spanish)


you could use focaccia i suppose, but sometimes focaccia gets too crumbly
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Old 03-11-2004, 12:53 AM   #3
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That sounds FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Can I substitute the arugula for something else? Its really hard to find.
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Old 03-11-2004, 06:42 AM   #4
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you can use rocket, frisee, mizuna, or whatever salad green you want
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Old 03-11-2004, 07:07 AM   #5
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I was at the grocery store at 2am buying all that stuff! 8)

Thanks! I look forward to munching on my sandwich!!!! :D
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Old 04-05-2004, 02:44 PM   #6
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I missed this post. My favourite sandwich is crispy crispy bacon, avocado and brie in good rye bread, Yum!

I also like cold hamburgers (gotta be tasty home made ones) with cheddar cheese, and lettuce. For some reason I like boring lettuce like iceberg best in sandwiches but hate it in salads.

And for some unknown reason I like coronation chicken!

http://www.foodtv.ca/feature/onthebu...asp#coronation

Coronation Chicken Sandwiches

Yield: 10 sandwiches

Ingredients:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, poached
1 honeydew melon or cantaloupe, cut into small dice
1 stalk of celery, cut into small dice
1 cup of mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Indian curry paste
cup of currants
4 dried apricots, finely chopped
2 tablespoons slivered almonds, finely chopped
loaf of "Hollywood Thins" (or other thin) sliced white bread

Directions:

1. Cut poached chicken breasts into small dice and place into a medium-sized bowl.
2. Add diced melon and celery to bowl.
3. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise with curry paste and mix thoroughly.
4. Fold mayonnaise and curry paste mixture into chicken mixture.
5. Add currants, dried apricots and chopped slivered almonds.
6. With a large 2 1/2-inch round biscuit cutter stamp out a round from each slice of bread. If the slice of bread is larger (than the "Hollywood Thins"), there may be sufficient room to punch out two rounds.
7. Spread the chicken filling on the rounds, then top with top round of bread.
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WOW.... Very different combination of flavors and textures for the corination chicken!! Is that a twist on a Thai dish? That bacon & avacado sounds pretty darn good! :) It sounds very rich. I LOOOOOOVE avacado. I will actually try that one. I might add cilantro. What do you think Kyles? Brie and avacado sounds like a GREAT marriage. ANd then you have the rye which is earthy to even out the richness of the sandwich. And the bacon to add the needed texture. Yup.... Im thinking its a winner!
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Old 04-05-2004, 07:07 PM   #8
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I'm going to have to try that first one. My little pot of arugula is going crazy and I'm actually starting to get sick of salad every day. Never thought it could happen.
My favorite sandwiches are 1: fresh baby spinach, fresh mozzarella and roma tomatoes piled high on a good crunchy french bread roll spread with pesto and 2: avocado and bacon on nutty wheat bread with a little mayo.
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Coronation chicken was created in the 1950's to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Coronation, it was originally a salad, but nearly every sandwich shop (or butty shop as it is said here) has a variation on it. Funny you should say Thai dish, the Queen recently celebrated her Jubilee year, and some chef or another created Jubilee chicken, which is definately Thai in origin, with coconut cream and lime.
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It really seemed to be very Thai in origin. Did she get to approve the dish? Was it her favorite do you know?
Also, my aunt gave me a recipe for a "smashed Italian sandwich". Its my favorite!! So... here it is.

Smashing this sandwich together really enhances the flavor of this sandwich!
I think it serves about 6-7 people

Ingredients:

1 large flat loaf Italian type bread (you can sub many breads)
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup prepared black-olive paste
8 ounces fresh goat cheese (feta or the like will also do )
8 ounces marinated artichokes
6 ounces prosciutto, thinly sliced
1/4 pound peppered salami, thinly sliced
2 1/4 cups loosely packed mixed fresh herbs, such as basil, cilantro, or parsley

1. Heat a grill or grill pan to hot; alternatively, heat the broiler. Cook peppers until completely charred, turning frequently so all sides cook evenly, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Place peppers in a deep bowl, and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Set bowl aside until the skins loosen and the peppers are cool enough to handle. This step is completely optionl: Using your hands, rub off the charred skin, rinsing your hands frequently under cold running water. Slice peppers in half, and remove the seeds and stems. Cut into 1-inch-wide strips. Persoanlly I like the seeds in there. :)

2. In a medium bowl, combine the mustard and vinegar. Gradually whisk in the olive oil. Whisk in 2 tablespoons warm water. Whisk in salt and pepper to taste, and set the vinaigrette aside.

3. Slice the loaf of bread lengthwise. Spread the olive paste on the bottom crust, and add the pepper strips. Crumble the goat cheese on top of peppers. Arrange artichokes over goat cheese. Drizzle half of the reserved vinaigrette on top. Arrange prosciutto and salami over artichokes. Drizzle with the remaining vinaigrette. Scatter herbs all over meats. Place the top crust on sandwich.

This step is also optional, but I really prefer it this way:
4. Wrap the sandwich with plastic wrap. Set a heavy weight like as a brick or large cast-iron skillet on top for at least 1 hour. When ready to serve, slice DA sandwich! :D

If you try this.... Im thinking it will be better than marriage!! :roll:
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