Friday, September 25, 2009

Recipe Spotlight and Recreation: Sandwiches!

Ahhhh sandwiches. Just the name makes my mouth water. A simple word that encompasses endless deliciousness piled between two pieces of fresh bread. We all have that one perfect sandwich that we always get from a restaurant because we just can't make it as well at home. But that's not true! In today's blog I have showcased two of my favorite sandwiches from my favorite local cafe (Kafe 421) and have recreated the recipes so that you can try them at home. I've also included my favorite make-at-home sandwich, a big boy BLT that is so much more than just bacon, lettuce and tomatoes. I hope that you enjoy these delicious and easy recipes! Note- I love bacon, and all of the recipes below include it; however, the first two sandwiches would be yummy without it too!

Recipe Recreation: Turkey (Dance) Club
A classic delight bursting with flavors so good you'll want to dance!
Serves 1

4 deli slices roasted turkey breast
3 tomato slices
1/4 avocado, sliced
2 slices bacon
1/4 c shredded lettuce
1 slice cheddar cheese
Chipotle aioli (Mix 2 tblsp. light mayo with 1 tsp. lemon juice, sprinkle of salt, and 1/2 tsp. chipotle chili powder or chipotle-flavored hot sauce)
2 slices whole grain bread

Lay the bacon in a cold non-stick skillet. Turn heat to medium. Fry bacon for 7-10 minutes until crispy, turning frequently. Drain on paper towels.

Toast whole grain bread in toaster oven. Place cheddar cheese on one slice immediately after it is out of the toaster. Spread chipotle aioli on other piece of bread. Top with roasted turkey, lettuce, tomato, bacon and avocado. Top with cheddar-cheese covered slice. Enjoy!

Recipe Recreation: Grilled Quattro Formaggio

A grown-up grilled cheese sandwich that oozes with gooey perfection!  
Serves 1

1 slice pepperjack cheese
1 slice cheddar cheese
1 slice provolone cheese
1/8 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
3 slices fresh tomato
2 slices bacon
2 tblsp. olive oil
Two slices Vienna or sourdough bread

Preheat panini press or non-stick skillet to medium high heat.

Lay the bacon in another cold non-stick skillet. Turn heat to medium. Fry bacon for 7-10 minutes until crispy, turning frequently. Drain on paper towels.

Brush one side of each piece of bread with olive oil. Arrange cheese, tomatoes and bacon on the non-oiled inside of one slice of bread.  Top with other slice, oil side out.

Grill in panini press until light brown and cheese is melted. If using skillet press sandwich down with another heavy skillet to grill. Flip after 3-4 minutes to grill other side. Serve with a bowl of tomato soup. Yum!!

Recipe Spotlight: Big Boy BLT
A BLT kicked up a notch with extra special ingredients and creamy yogurt-dill mayo. 
Serves 1

2 slices bacon
3 slices tomatoes
1/4 avocado, sliced
1/4 c shredded lettuce
4 thin slices red onion
1 tblsp. sprouts, optional
1 tsp. fresh dill, chopped
1 tblsp. plain yogurt
1 tsp. light mayo
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 slices whole wheat bread

Toast bread in toaster oven. Meanwhile, make yogurt-dill sauce by combining the plain yogurt, mayo, lemon juice and dill in a small bowl. Spread sauce on one side of each slice. Fill with all remaining ingredients. Dig in to your Big Boy BLT!

All recipes and photos by Sarah Saubert

1 comment:

  1. all those sandwiches look amazing!!! i will go on a sandwhich picnic with you anyday!