I was little frightened when my room-mate Nathan told me I was going to be in charge of cooking something for “Ethnic Potluck 2014″, a potluck with all the kitchen staff from Ayden Kitchen & Bar. Naturally it’s a little intimidating cooking with chefs of that level, and knowing I had to make a dish from another country didn’t help! Fortunately I got Vietnam, which I felt was one of the less intimidating submissions amongst places such as Peru, Croatia, Morocco, & more. After doing some research, given my love of sandwiches, I knew the Banh Mi was the way to go!
With my research and a little consultation from Nathan, I was ready to prepare my feast of Banh Mi! The end result was delicious! Although I have never actually had a Banh Mi, I think I did pretty darn good, and everyone else seemed quite satisfied with my contribution.
Posted in Barbecue, Bread, Dinner, Fresh herbs, Lunch, Pork, Sandwich
Tagged banh mi, cilantro, dinner, do chuan, how to make a banh mi, lunch, party, Pork, potluck, recipe, Sandwich, traditional, vietnam, Vietnamese, vietnamese bbq pork
In the final round of steak leftovers, I give you one more steak and blue cheese inspired dish! Probably one of the most typical ways to use up leftover steak is in a sandwich of course! This one is pretty much a combination of the last two dishes I posted, but stuck between two slices of bread! Once again using the tangy blue cheese dressing, loading the sandwich with veggies, steak, and even some leftover caramelized onions! YUM!
Posted in Barbecue, Cheese, Dinner, left overs, Lunch, Sandwich, Vegetable
Tagged Bacon, Barbecue, blue cheese, blue cheese dressing, caramelized onion, cucumber, easy, leftovers, recipe, Sandwich, Steak, tomato
Let’s start off with some confession time.
Confession: I have never had a lobster roll.
Now that I’ve got that off my chest we can proceed.
Posted in left overs, Lunch, Sandwich, Seafood
Tagged butter, easy, french bread, lobster, lobster salad, Mayo, recipe, roll, Sandwich
In my last post, I made Porchetta inspired by the Meat & Bread’s Porchetta sandwich in Vancouver, so obviously I had to do a sandwich post too! It’s really the Porchetta that’s the star here, because there is not much else going on in this sandwich, just delicious roasted pork, crackling, and salsa verde. You’ve got crackling, what more do you need!?
If you plan on making this delicious sandwich, refer to my last post to make the Porchetta and salsa verde (which you should definitely make because it’s AMAZING). Continue reading
Posted in Dinner, Fresh herbs, left overs, Lunch, Pork, Roast, Sandwich
Tagged crackling, herb, how to make porchetta, italian, meat & bread, meat and bread, pig skin, porchetta, porchetta sandwich, Pork, pork shoulder, recipe, Roast, salsa verde, vancouver
I just can’t let go of the daily grilled cheese posts…
Therefore I have decided to do a roundup of my top 5 sandwiches of the month (in no particular order). I also wanted to use this opportunity to help promote an awesome contest being hosted by Wisconsin Cheese’s Grilled Cheese Academy. I have found myself gazing at the amazing grilled cheese sandwiches on their website more than once, and it is with great pain that I am unable to enter any of their contests since I’m Canadian (and there have been a few!). Even though I can’t enter, I hope all you wonderful U.S. readers/grilled cheese lovers will take a moment to check it out. There are some awesome prizes, and they choose 11 winners so your odds are better than most contests!
Enter the Contest here (or click the photo):
Posted in Cheese, grilled cheese, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich
Tagged 2013, april, best, cheese, contest, Grilled, grilled cheese, grilled cheese academy, national grilled cheese month, review, Sandwich, top, top 5
What better way to end this month of amazing grilled cheese sandwiches, than by taking a moment to remember what brought us here: the amazing combination of cheese, butter, bread, and a hot pan. So simple, so glorious! It’s only fitting that we bid adieu to National Grilled Cheese Month with that wonderful sandwich that started it all: The Classic Grilled Cheese.
Posted in Bread, Cheese, Dinner, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich
Tagged 2013, april, bread, Cheddar, cheese, classic, french bread, Grilled, national grilled cheese month, original, recipe, simple, traditional
Reminiscing on blog posts of the past, I recalled the Prosciutto & Smoked Gouda Egg Sandwich I posted a couple years ago (WOW it’s really been THAT long?), and knew I had to fit those flavours into our 30 days of grilled cheese! Given that this sandwich was just going to consist of Gouda and prosciutto (no egg this time), I decided against using smoked Gouda, because as delicious as smoked Gouda is, my stomach cringed at eating 1/2 a cup of it along with the already smokey/salty prosciutto.
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich
Tagged 2013, april, cheese, easy, gouda, Grilled, ham, italian, national grilled cheese month, Prosciutto, simple
Mmmm mmmm mmM! What a grilled cheese! Gooey cheese, crunchy potatoes, all my favourite parts of scalloped potatoes, in my favourite kind of sandwich! I gotta say potatoes certainly do go well in grilled cheese sandwiches (see Baked Potato Grilled Cheese). Now for me, the best part of scalloped potatoes is the crunchy potatoes you get on the side and the top, so that’s what I was looking to emphasize (and boy did I ever!). If you love the creaminess of scalloped potatoes, all you have to do is either, cook the potatoes less, so they’re not as crunchy, or boil down a quick creamy sauce with milk, butter, and flour to go in the grilled cheese. I almost want to make another right now just to try a saucier version!
Posted in breakfast, Cheese, Dinner, grilled cheese, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Potato, Sandwich
Tagged 2013, april, butter, Cheddar, cheese, green onion, Grilled, gruyere, national grilled cheese month, Potato, scalloped
Ripe juicy plum, touches of sweet honey, the always satisfying salty/smokey/meaty bacon, brie melting all over it, and a touch of pungent blue cheese to pull it all together! This was probably one of the most interesting flavour profiles out of all the grilled cheeses I have done, and I loved it!
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, Fruit, grilled cheese, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich
Tagged 2013, april, Bacon, blue cheese, Brie, cheese, Grilled, honey, national grilled cheese month, plum