The time has come for another Ethnic Potluck with the Ayden Kitchen & Bar crew, and this time I drew Cuba! What dish would I cook? Well, with my reputation for delicious sandwiches, and my last Ethnic Potluck contribution being a Banh Mi, it made perfect sense that I tackle the famous Cubano! Now, when serving Cuban Sandwiches to a room full of chefs, you can’t go about it half-assed! Although I have never been to Cuba, or had an authentic Cuban Sandwich, from my research, I knew the bread was a very important part. It’s a sandwich, so of course the bread is important. It’s half the damn thing!
Posted in Bread, Dinner, Lunch, Sandwich
Tagged bread, cuba, cuban bread recipe, fresh bread, how to make cuban bread, how to make cuban sandwiches, how to make traditional cuban bread, pan cubano, pan cubano recipe, roll, Sandwich, traditional cuban sandwiches
I’m gonna go right ahead and say that I have the best room-mates ever! Nathan is an executive chef, Ross is a cook, and Celeste is a pastry Chef. Needless to say, some pretty awesome culinary happenings have a tendency of going down here!
Thanks to Celeste’s sourdough starter she calls “Fester”, we have a steady supply of fresh sourdough bread being baked up every few days. Last night as Celeste made a couple loaves, she did some experimentation with one of them, and added sesame seeds. Not only did it turn out delicious, but it inspired me to create an “Asian Steak Sandwich”, which was not only beautiful, but delicious!
Posted in Barbecue, Dinner, Lunch, Sandwich, Steak
Tagged asian, asian steak sandwich, Barbecue, bok choy, cilantro, hoisin, recipe, Sandwich, sesame, sriracha, Steak, steak sandwich
What needs to be said about this one? They have chili cheese fries, chili cheese dogs, chili cheese nachos, so the next logical step (at least for me) is a Chili Cheese Grilled Cheese! Plenty of hearty chili, loads of cheese, sandwiched between two buttery slices of bread.
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, grilled cheese, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich
Tagged cheese, chili, chilli, french bread, grilled cheese, national grilled cheese month, recipe, Sandwich
Many of my grilled cheese creations stem from deconstructing a traditional dish, and turning it into a sandwich format (because sandwiches are simply the best!). For this one, I took my inspiration from the classic Chicken Cordon Bleu, a dish where chicken is stuffed with ham and swiss cheese, and often covered with a creamy sauce. Now you can enjoy this savoury meal between your fingertips instead of with fork and knife!
Posted in Cheese, Chicken, Dinner, grilled cheese, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich
Tagged Chicken, chicken cordon bleu, cordon bleu, grilled cheese, ham, national grilled cheese month, Sandwich, swiss cheese
Now I’m no authority on Philly Cheese Steaks, I haven’t had many in my life, but I must admit to fantasizing about those delicious things on more than one occasion. Plenty of meat, cheese, caramelized onions, and whatever you may want to add on to it! A sandwich after my own heart! Or just a sandwich trying to stop my own heart…
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, grilled cheese, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Panini, Red Meat, Sandwich, Steak
Tagged cheese steak, cheesesteak, grilled cheese, grilled cheese sandwich, national grilled cheese day, national grilled cheese month, philly, philly cheese steak, provolone, Sandwich, Steak
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
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
If anyone has read the About the BS tab on our blog, you may have noticed we have a very German last name. Well our last name actually means “Germaner” or the literal translation would be “German Boy”, so it only seemed fitting that we should honour our heritage with this German Grilled Cheese. Let’s get to the recipe to see if it meets those high German standards!
Posted in Bread, Cheese, Dinner, grilled cheese, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich
Tagged 2013, april, Cheddar, cheese, german, Grilled, havarti, national grilled cheese month, recipe, Sandwich, sauerkraut