Tagged ‘sandwiches’

  • Smoked Chicken Sandwich with Summer Confetti

    Smoked Chicken Sandwiches with Summer Confetti Recipe; Labor Day Meu

    Recipe: Smoked Chicken Sandwich with Summer Confetti

    Summary: If the previous sandwich was country singer Tim McGraw, this would be Faith Hill— closely related, but this one’s definitely prettier, with a more elegant appearance. It resembles a summer garden, with its bright bits of herbs, tomato, onion, and peppers.

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  • Getting Panini Happy

    I’m not quite sure of when it started, but I have recently become obsessed with panini. If I weren’t trying to eat a semi-balanced diet, I could literally have a panini for every single meal and be happy. I fully admit I made my mom buy a panini press for our house, and then made her buy me my own when I moved into my college apartment. It doubles as a grill, so not only can I make sandwiches on it, but I also can use it for grilling vegetables and meat without having to buy a full-sized grill… which I wouldn’t be able to afford anyway on account of being a poor grad student and living in small, rundown apartments with nowhere to put an outdoor grill…

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  • Beyond the Traditional Panini

    As a college student living in Boston on my own for the first time this summer, I have been tasked with cooking my own meals. I’ll be the first to admit that my palate far outmatches my ability to cook, but I am determined to try my best. With no dining halls or campus cafés to provide sustenance, my roommate and I are motivating each other to venture into the kitchen every once in a while.

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  • Picnic Season

    Today would be a terrible day for a picnic in Boston– it’s been raining since I woke up! But that doesn’t change the fact that it’s National Picnic Day, so if it’s a beautiful day where you are, pack a picnic basket and get to the park! Or, at least spend some time outside during your lunch hour why dontcha?

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  • Honey Walnut–Crusted Aged Cheddar Panini

    Honey Walnut Crusted Cheddar Panini Recipe

    Recipe: Honey Walnut–Crusted Aged Cheddar Panini

    Summary: A visit to Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, a small but renowned shop at Pike Place Market in Seattle, gave me a newfound appreciation for grilled cheese. Their basic grilled cheese sandwich—composed simply of their super-sharp, tangy Flagship cheese panini-grilled between two slices of rustic bread—compelled me to slow things down in my otherwise hectic day and savor every last gooey bite. The day after I returned home I picked up a block of their cheese from my local grocery store so I could relive the experience on my own grill. I added a honey-walnut crust on the bread to lift the cheese onto a lightly sweet and crunchy pedestal. Any good-quality aged cheddar will work well in this recipe, but if you have the chance to try it with Beecher’s, do!

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  • Lemon-Basil Grilled Cheese Panini

    Lemon-Basil Grilled Cheese Panini Recipe

    Recipe: Lemon-Basil Grilled Cheese Panini

    Summary: For all of my fellow lemon lovers out there, this one is for you. Lemon zest and fresh basil make these about the most fresh-tasting grilled cheese sandwiches you’re going to find. They’re especially fabulous alongside a cup of roasted red pepper soup.

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  • Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese Panini

    Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

    Recipe: Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese Panini

    Summary: It’s not that spicy! I just wanted to put that out there from the get-go. I know when you see the word “jalapeño” you think this is going to be super-hot. If I were to use raw peppers, oh yes, there would be a fire in your mouth. But instead, I take the seeds out (where much of the heat comes from) and roast the peppers for a few minutes. Instead of an inferno, you get a milder, gently sweet heat. What I also love about my panini version of the classic cheese-stuffed jalapeño popper appetizer is its tortilla chip crust spiced with cumin and cayenne. My friend Laura Werlin, a James Beard award-winning cheese expert, first introduced me to the brilliant idea of crusting a grilled cheese sandwich in tortilla chips (her Chips and Guacamole Grilled Cheese is out of this world). Here, that crunchy corn crust gives way to a lava of sweet roasted jalapeños and tangy melted cheese.

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  • Tempting Tempeh Sandwiches

    Tempting Tempeh Sandwiches

    Recipe: Tempting Tempeh Sandwiches

    Summary: If you prefer a finer texture to this spread you can combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse to the desired consistency. In addition to using for sandwiches, the spread is also great spooned into lettuce leaves or celery, or spread on crackers.

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  • How to Enjoy Your Airplane Food

    I’m from California, so for the past few years, I’ve spent Thanksgiving at my aunt and uncle’s house in Wayland, Massachusetts. However, this year, I’m finally flying home! I’m sure that when I get there, I’ll feel like the long trip was worth it, but right now, all I can think about is how annoying my time on the plane will be… the cramped seat, the sleepless night, and worst of all, the airplane food (or lack thereof).

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  • Sandwich Mania

    Please welcome our third Fall 2013 HCP Intern and blog contributor, August!

    Sandwiches are on my mind.

    I don’t usually give more than a passing thought to sandwiches. However, working as a social media intern in the cookbook industry, this past month has made it impossible to miss all the controversy that has sprung up over this seemingly innocent lunch staple.

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  • Grilled Pork Bánh Mì

    Grilled Pork Banh Mi Sandwich

    Recipe: Grilled Pork Bánh Mì

    Summary: When Vietnamese bánh mì sandwiches first began hitting the mainstream foodie consciousness, my husband must have sought out every bánh mì shop (and there are a lot of them) within a 20-mile radius, to taste what all the hype over a $3 sandwich was about. Each time, he’d text me something like, “Found a bánh mì place in San Marcos. Got the pork. SO GOOD.” Once I finally had the opportunity to do some bánh mì scouting of my own I, too, was reeled in by the tender marinated meat and all of the mouthwatering condiments that filled the soft, warm baguette. I adapted the succulent pork marinade for the bánh mì from a recipe on Food52.com.

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  • Apple Pie Panini

    Apple Pie Panini

    Recipe: Apple Pie Panini

    Summary: What about a sandwich that tastes just like apple pie?” my sister Julie suggested to me in an email one day. I stopped what I was doing and, suddenly, I could think about nothing else besides apple pie panini. How dreamy would that be—tart apple slices layered with honey-whipped mascarpone on cinnamon raisin bread with a brown sugar crust on top? Well, here’s the simple recipe for that dessert sandwich dream come true.

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