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Jul 24, 2011 01:34 PM

What's In Your Sandwich??

What are some great combinations that you've come up with to make a really good sandwich?
Do you make a special mayo or chutney to bring out the flavor?
Perhaps you make a wonderful open faced grilled veggie sandwich topped with a wonderful cheese.
Please share with us.

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  1. Good in summer: mix any mayonnaise half-and-half with salsa and apply it to deli roast beef in a sandwich. Or, mix a cup of mayonnaise with 2-3 tablespoons of tahini and season it with lemon juice, garlic, MINT (do not omit), and a little hot red pepper---good with cold chicken on a sandwich.

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    1. re: Querencia

      Hmmm, bet the mayo & tahini sauce would be good on a fried fish sandwich also. Thanks for sharing.

    2. This won't change the world, but this is what I've doing lately.

      Take one thick slice of bread (either Brioche or Texas Toast type of bread).

      Slather on the PB, freshly ground if possible.

      Sprinkle on a good amount of Panko, so that it covers the PB.

      Then take a creme brulee torch and light scorch the Panko, so you have a nice crunchy crust on top with a bit of charred bite to it.

      Then, sprinkle on a bit of Sea Salt, and serve open-faced and enjoy.

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        Well, that certainly sounds good, just wish I had one of those torches though. Just the idea of fresh ground PB will be a good addition. Oh well, I shall put the torch on my wish list. Thanks ipsedixit.

        1. re: cstout

          Or just stick it under your broiler for about a 1 minute or so.

        2. re: ipsedixit

          That sounds amazing. What a great idea...will be trying that soon.

        3. This is my concoction for a jazzed up tuna sammy:

          Make a sauce by mixing the following -

          1 cup sour cream
          diced green bell pepper, minced onion, chopped pimiento, a couple tablespoons wine vinegar, a little sugar & a little salt & some fresh ground black pepper

          Finely shred some cabbage, about 3 or so cups

          Grill some pineapple slices, either fresh or canned on the stove or the grill

          Slice some tomatoes, very thin

          Drain a can of white tuna (9 oz) & fold in the cabbage & tuna into the sour cream sauce.

          Butter one slice of bread & slather the tuna/cabbage mixture on the other side. Top with the grilled pineapple, tomato slices & a thin slice or two of your favorite cheese (I use cheddar). Broil in oven or just top with a buttered slice of bread & brown in a skillet or grill pan.

          You could come up with a mayo sauce of some sort instead of the sour cream..

          1. Flatbread, preferably multigrain with smoked turkey, thin slices of mozarella bufala, a little bit of fried pancetta, red onions and chipotle sauce

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            1. re: Pixie Muse

              Pixie Muse, wow that sounds yummy. Pardon my stupid question, what is mozarella bufala...I have eaten mozarella, but not ever seen the bufala?

              1. re: cstout

                Mozzarella made from buffalo milk. The good stuff has a different taste and texture than cow milk.

                1. re: wattacetti

                  wattacetti, thanks for the info...I learn so much from you good folks here.

                  1. re: cstout

                    Yes, sorry for the late reply. Wattacetti is right. I stay away from cow products as much as possible, and I do love this mozzarella because of it :)

                    1. re: Pixie Muse

                      Pixie Muse, I sure hope my store has some buffalo mozzarella...will certainly check it out. Thanks to you too!!

                      1. re: cstout

                        Find any? I can get some really good quality mozzarella di bufala for something like $12 a ball.

                        If you do, also try it out with the classic caprese salad if you have access to good tomato, basil and olive oil.

            2. Some of my favorites lately:
              Roasted beets (sliced) on multigrain with goat cheese. Extra good if you leave it open-faced and throw it under the broiler or in the toaster until the cheese gets just a bit brown. Top with a drizzle of honey and freshly cracked black pepper.
              Egg salad with arugula and tomato on a baguette or sesame bagel.
              Grilled keilbasa and mustard on rye. Great hot off the grill. Almost as amazing cold or room temp.

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              1. re: CeeBee

                CeeBee, roasted beet sandwich sounds heavenly, got my grocery list ready to shop for all these great recipes...thanks so much for sharing. Seems like the simple combination of ingredients always turn out so good..just have to be imaginative & that is something the chowhounds are gifted at!