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Sandwich With Roasted Tomato And Avocado

We love to roast tomatoes for all kind of sauces and soups, and with our garden currently full of tomatoes, life is good. After roasting they look amazing (see photos), so we thought we would try and make a simple sandwich to show of the colors and tastes of a freshly roasted tomato fresh out of the oven.

Toasted Tomato with Avocado Sandwich
Toasted Tomato with Avocado Sandwich

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Beef Round Steak Sandwich with Cuban-Inspired Dipping Sauce And Blue Cheese

While driving home from an exhausting day shopping for a new kitchen (who knew there were so many options for beveling), we passed Miami Grille. Well, we passed were it used to be before it went out of business. I guess Poway wasn’t the right place for a $15 sandwich place after all (and let’s not forget tax and tips!). Anyway, this gave us a sudden craving for a Cuban sandwiches, which as we neared our home faded into a craving for ‘something Cuban inspired.’

So, browsing the web for a couple of base sauces, we read them, ignored most, and invented our own. We made both a marinade and a dipping sauce, marinated the meat overnight, and put together this sandwich the next day. It was moist, tender, and awesomely garlicky. Love it.

Flank Steak Sandwich with Cuban-Inspired Dipping Sauce And Blue Cheese
Beef Round Steak Sandwich with Cuban-Inspired Dipping Sauce And Blue Cheese

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Seared Tuna Appetizer on Cracker With Ricotta Cheese, Mustard And Cumin Salt With Fried Sage Leaf

A simple appetizer, but not cheap due to the tuna. However, well worth the money if you like us love seared tuna. We got a few nice steaks at Costco and decided to make Tuna Sandwiches, and appetizers from the leftovers. This is one of them, and it belong in the very tasty food group 🙂

Seared tuna appetizer on cracker with ricotta cheese, vodka mustard smear and cumin salt with sage fried leaf
Seared tuna appetizer on cracker with ricotta cheese, vodka mustard smear and cumin salt with sage fried leaf
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Spicy Toasted Ham & Cheese Sandwich with Fennel Seeds and Salami

When you need to awake from the schlump that is Thursday night after work, a spicy kick to your system can be just what you need. This sandwich does just that. With a strong danish cumin cheese, sweet (but hot) chili sauce, and a strong organic and local salami from Poway Farmer’s market, this one will wake you up. Just for kicks, I added one tsp of fennel seeds on the bread and cheese while in the toaster oven. It added a very nice flavor that went really well with the cheese and ham.

Spicy Toasted Ham and Cheese Sandwich with Sweet Chili Sauce, Salami and Fennel Seeds
Spicy Toasted Ham and Cheese Sandwich with Sweet Chili Sauce, Salami and Fennel Seeds

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Lavash Crackers with Spices and Seeds

Don’t be intimidated by the length of this lavash cracker recipe, or the ingredient list.  The process is a bit involved and definitely requires more time than a sandwich but the effort is well worth it. With a little attention, even novice bakers will be able to make this a staple in their pantries.  Add the spices and seeds you like, and make it your own creation.

Lavash Crackers with Spices and Seeds
Lavash Crackers with Spices and Seeds

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Dukkah Egyptian Spice Blend

Dukkah is an Egyptian spice blend that is just perfect for many sandwiches. It is in no means traditional, but represents how new influences from immigrants are constantly shaping ‘the sandwich’. Dukkah is made from toasted nut, toasted cummin seeds and spiced, and has a mild, flavorful taste to it, as well as a slight crunchines which is great on softer sandwiches such as “The Flakfortet”.

Dukkah
Dukkah

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