Chicken salad sandwich

July 2, 2020

WSJ Caroline Glover 2019, serves 4

  • 2 lb rotisserie chicken
  • ½ Shallot minced
  • kosher salt
  • 2 TB rice vinegar
  • 1/2 – 2/3 C mayonnaise (or aioli)
  • 3 TB Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 C chopped cilantro
  • ½ C minced apricots
  • 1 TB dried English mustard powder
  • 4 ciabatta rolls
  • 1 yellow tomato sliced
  • 8 butter lettuce leaves
  1. pickle minced shallots 5 min (pinch salt, rice vinegar). Drain.
  2. tear chicken into bite size pieces. Add mayonnaise,mustard, cilantro, apricots and drained shallots.
  3. Halve ciabatta rolls, toast.
  4. spread chicken salad over bottom, top with tomato, add lettuce leaves.

SARDINES with LINGUINE, FENNEL & TOMATO svgs 2-4

INGREDIENTS: 4 oz tin of sardines in olive oil, 3 cloves garlic, 1 small head fennel sliced thinly  with fronds, chili flakes – optional, 1 C canned peeled tomatoes – crush if whole, 2 oz dry white vermouth,  1 med lemon juice & zest, 1/3 C toasted Panko bread crumbs – add zest to bread crumbs., ¾ LB dry linguine.

DIRECTIONS:

  • Start to boil pot of water for pasta.
  • Skillet: add 1 TB sardine oil to pan, add fennel cook until fennel soft starting to caramelize, add garlic. Add tomatoes and juice. Cook until liquid reduced, add vermouth and reduce.
  • Add sardines to skillet, break up into chunks, add juice of lemon.
  • Cook pasta short of al dente, use tongs to transfer pasta to skillet, add a bit of starchy water & toss to combine.
  • Transfer pasta mixture to serving bowl or individual bowls, drizzle with olive oil,  sprinkle toasted bread crumb lemon zest on top. Garnish with some fennel fronds

SARDINE SPINACH SANDWICH

INGREDIENTS: 1 garlic clove, 2 oz ~ 2 C spinach, wilted in pan, 1 english muffin toasted , 2 sardines smokes in oil, 1 tomato sliced. lemon juice, mustard & mayo.

DIRECTIONS:

  • Heat 2 tsp oil in pan, sauce garlic, add spinach – wilt, remove from heat, drain.
  • Toast bread, add little mayo & mustard,add spinach, then sardine, drizzle lemon juice, top with slice of tomato.

Croque Monsieur

November 5, 2012

Serves 4

Each sandwich: 2 slices bread, ¼ C Mornay sauce, 3 oz ham, 1 oz cheese, 1 tsp mustard, brush grill side with butter.

  • 8 slices sweet batard
  • 12 oz thinly sliced ham
  • 4 oz Gruyère cheese grated
  • 4 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 TBs unsalted butter melted

Mornay sauce: melt butter, add flour stir about 2 min, slowly whisk in milk, add spices. Cook until thickened 2-3 min. Add 2 oz grated cheese, whisk until melted. Remove  discard  bay leaf & thyme sprig.

  • 2 TBs unsalted butter
  • 2 TBs flour
  • 1 C milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 fresh thyme sprig
  • pinch fresh nutmeg
  • 2 oz grated Gruyère cheese