Saturday, July 11, 2009

Sandwich Heaven

Okay, okay up front let me say that this is not turning into a blog about Oprah. I swear it. HOWEVER, Joel got home from work yesterday and I remembered it was Oprah hour and I flip the T.V. on to see if it is worth recording and it is about Sandwiches. Come on! Tell me you wouldn’t be intrigued. It was family time so I didn’t watch the whole thing but did watch about 5 minutes while Joel got the kids shoes on (yeah hubby!). The segment is about a lobster and Havarti grilled sandwich ( I KNOW!). That said, it got me thinking a bit about how havarti is an underrated cheese and I suspect it would make a rocking old sandwich.

So today when we were at the grocery store, I had to get some havarti. As it turns out the deli had a special on Turkey and by shear serendipity I had an avocado about ready to go to its great reward in the fridge…coincidence? I think not!

This is again not really a recipe but here is what I did….

Avocado Mayo

½ avocado
2 tbs mayo
Juice of ½ lemon
2 tbs salsa
Salt and pepper

Mash all together to form a chucky paste, and smear on bread (I just smeared on one piece of bread, but heavily).

On the other piece of bread I laid my turkey out, about 1//8 a pound. I topped the avocado mayo side of with two slices of center cut bacon. I then laid about 4 pieces of havarti on top of the bacon. I threw a little party so that the mayo side and the meat side could meet and then put them in a skillet and grilled it….the result…the best sandwich I have had in ages. Mind you, nothing healthy about it. Also, worth every bite!

Got me thinking to…do you think if you used indirect heat you could grill a sandwich????


Calm In The Kitchen said...

I am not sure about indirect heat...that requires too much thought for me.

I love a great meal that comes together without muss or fuss. This looks wonderful!

Chris said...

Dang that sounds great! My wife would love the avomayo, too.

If you didn't use direct heat, by definition, it wouldn't be grilling, right? ;)

But seriously, are you thinking about broiling it maybe? That'd probably work too.

Reeni♥ said...

This is a mouth-watering delight! I have been using avocado all week on my sandwiches - I can't stop eating it!

figtree said...

Avocado makes everything taste better. This sandwich sounds delish!!!! Figtreeapps

zerrin said...

Vanessa, this sounds intriguing! I love that idea of avocado and mayo sauce, which is new to me.

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