Need Gourmet Sandwiches Recipes
Lookign for suggestions or ideas on types of sandwiches. recommendations for bread, meat, condiments etc. Need to provide sandwiches for a meeting. SO far of my list....bagguette, turkey with brie arugula and pesto mayonnaise.
want it to be tasty and creative. something out of the ordinary.
How 'bout muffaletta. It's a simple yet off beat sandwich. Bread, genoa, black forest, provalone and olive tapenade. I make them at home from time to time and their great.
aged white cheddar, sliced granny smith apples, field greens, & a good honey mustard (also good for vegetarians)
roast beef, cheddar, red onion, field greens & horseradish aioli
hummus, taboule, sliced red onion, sliced bell pepper, feta cheese, and sliced up kalamata olives, either in a fresh pita, or wrapped in a lavash rollup
roast beef and boursin with red onion and some prepared horseradish on sourdough
smoke turkey, sliced avacodo, bacon, and some sliced roquefort with aoli on rye
I try not to use lettuce on any of my sandwiches - always either mixed field greens or baby spinach
You also can never go wrong with a good Cuban sandwich
Fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers, oven roasted tomatoes, fresh basil and EVOO on a baguette -- my favorite. Maybe add some best quality artichoke hearts.
black forest ham, fontina cheese, honey mustard. a touch of mayo and baby spinach served on either crusty french rolls or well textured multigrain bread.
These are all great sandwich suggestions.
How about one of my favorites:
Chicken Salad with Curry Mayo on Banana Bread!
You should pick up Nancy Silverton's Sandwich Book for even more ideas, it's a keeper.
I find Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone very handy for sandwich ideas.
Here's a grilled veggie sandwich I make often to imitate something I had in a cafe:
Grill zucchini slices brushed with olive oil and season. Have sliced cucumbers, tomatoes and roasted red pepper strip on hand. Lightly grill bread and spread one piece with a black olive tapenade, sprinkle the other with a little aged balsamic vinegar. Layer in all the veggies, seasoning each layer as you go. A leaf or two of basil would be nice and perhaps a slice or two of fresh mozzarella. Ta da!
Look for Nancy Silverton's Sandwich Book. It's filled with amazingly delicious sandwich recipies from Campanile in Los Angeles's grilled sandwich night.
Hummus, roasted beets and arugula on whole-grain bread.
Goat cheese, cranberry sauce and sliced cucumbers on toasted brioche or pumpernickel.
Green olive tapenade, grated carrot salad (with lemon-cumin dressing and raisins), sprouts.
sliced medium rare roast beef, horseradish cream sauce
and snow peas......bread of your liking.
If you can get your hands on good tomatoes, you can't go wrong with a well-made BLT (my favorite sandwich). It's not dtrictly "out of the ordinary," but sometimes it's easy to forget just how good the classics are. Homemade mayo helps the cause, and you can always add avocado. I like to eat them on toasted white bread that has a little sweetness to it.
a place on nantucket serves a great sandwich they call the thanksgiving sandwich: thick sliced, soft, fresh baked bread, warm, sliced (thick) roast turkey, stuffing, fresh cranberry sauce, and mayo. not sure it's worth the trouble for an office meeting, but i get hungry (and nostalgic for nantucket) just thinking about it.
Make a grilled cheese sandwich, using several slices of swiss for the cheese on a good multi-grain bread. As soon as it's done, split it open and add to the top of the melted cheese thinly sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, bean sprouts and thousand island dressing. Reassemble, cut into two triangles and enjoy!
A little while ago, there was a discussion here about sandwiches filled with fruit and other ingredients. I'm afraid I cannot find the link, but here are some of the suggestions which arose from that post, which I saved. Apologies to anyone who is quoted anonymously and verbatim from that discussion!
- curried chicken salad with grapes
- feta/goat/sheep's milk and figs or apricots
- farmer's cheese and plums
G- oat cheese and cranberry sauce, with sprouts for crunch.
- Blue cheese, pear, and arugula.
- Spicy daal and peach slices and spinach.
- Avocado, red onion, and apple. Insert random leafy greens
sliced strawberries, brie with some fresh pepper and a dash of balsamic on a baguette
- a panini of roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella, julienned basil and thin slices of cantaloupe
- Grilled (or pan-fried) sandwiches with cheese (cheddar, brie, or st. andre work well), sliced Granny Smith apples, and caramelized onions
- Fig (or pear) and proscuitto with basil pesto
- the ol classic waldorf(chicken optional)? Mayo,lemon juice,s&p,little dijon, halved red grapes, diced granny smith apples(peel on) diced celery, green onion/chives and toasted walnuts. Put em on croissants or multigrain baguette
- Brie with a very ripe mango
toasted cheddar with green apple
- tuna salad with sliced grapes - I got this idea from a Moosewood cookbook once who talked about putting this in your "brown bag" lunch - the book said you'd forget you put the grapes in there and it will be a nice surprise in the middle of your day!
- in the summertime, slices of toasted baguette with St. Agur ( a creamy blue) and fresh peach slices will have you swooning
- chicken salad with chopped apple and/or pear