Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ooey Gooey Sandwich

The other day, hubby reminded me that we haven't had a sandwich in ages. So when I went grocery shopping, I stocked up on some sandwich ingredients:
  • Alvarado St. Bakery California Style Complete Protein Bread - this was the first time we tried this bread, and we all loved it
  • Organic Salami
  • Organic Oven Roasted Chicken
  • Raw Sage Cheddar Cheese - considering what I ended up doing with the cheese, it's almost a bit funny that it was raw... :o)
  • Trader Joe's Wasabi Mayonnaise - everyone loves this...
I thought that since I hadn't made a sandwich in a while, I'd better make a good one. I remembered reading about putting a bit of mayonnaise on the outside of a sandwich before grilling it, so I decided to put a bit of Wasabi Mayonnaise on the outside of the sandwich before grilling it in a pan with just a tiny bit of olive oil. The inside was simply a bit of cheese, salami, & chicken.

And here is the finished product. I had originally planned on only making one for hubby, but once I saw, smelled, and tasted the sandwich, I had to make one for myself as well.... The outside was nice and crunchy, the sage in the cheese added an unexpected complexity, the cheese was nicely melted, and the tiny bit of Wasabi mayonnaise added just a little bit of heat. I just couldn't resist... :o)

Toasted Cheddar, Chicken, & Salami Sandwich with Wasabi Mayo

Questions: Do you like sandwiches? What are your favorite sandwich ingredients? What was in the last sandwich that you ate?

Be well,


  1. I love sandwiches, but eat them very rarely, I'm unsure why. My favorite is a pb&j, boring. But I also love BLTs and turkey reubens!
    I need to try that wasabi mayonnaise, I have heard so many good things about it and I LOVE wasabi!

  2. LOVE sandwiches!!!! It would be a sad, sad world w/o them! I just had a neat combo yesterday: avocado, tomato and baby arugula on whole wheat pane. Yum! Bet some cheese would've been good on it, too!

  3. Anonymous8/29/2009

    I love sandwiches! They are perfect for the weather we are having today. I love grilled/pressed cheese with pesto and tomato. Avocado is also a yummy addition.

  4. Big fan of sandwiches and really like the version you posted-- sounds great!

  5. major yum! that is a brilliant sandwich! i love wasabi mayo - I often wonder what i did before it came along! ;)

  6. Anonymous8/29/2009

    That looks SO delicious! I had been craving turkey and avocado on whole wheat so I had a half of one yesterday w/ TJ's Cream of Tomato soup for lunch. It hit the spot!

    Does that wasabi may keep well? I have always wanted to try it but I am the only member of the family who will eat it so one jar would last ions ...

  7. Nice. Mmmm...i want one of those sandwiches right now. It actually lunch time. Perfect timing, eh?

  8. Oooooey Gooooooey just about covers it!

    that and your wasabi mayo is one of my FAV ing!!!

  9. Anonymous8/29/2009

    Your sandwich looks delicious. I've been into wraps lately so I forget what my last sandwich was. BLT maybe?

  10. I love sandwiches! But cheese scares's one of those fear foods.

  11. I've tried the mayo trick before and have been happy with the results. Now I just need to source out some wasabi mayo! How good is that?! The sandwich looks fabulous...

    I'm not a huge sandwich girl myself, but I do like honeyed ham with Swiss! ;)

  12. wow, that looks like it tasted phenomenal! bread is one of my fave foods so yes i <3 sandwiches. turkey avocado with sprouts is the best!

  13. great sandwich! i love sandwiches - as you can tell from my blog - can't get enough of em....

  14. holy yum andrea...this looks amazing! salami is one of those things that reminds me of my childhood :)

    wasabi it really spicy?

  15. I loved reading all your favorite sandwich combos! Many ideas... :) Thanks!!!

    Holly: Wasabi mayo is spicy but "tolerable." I only use a little bit. Hubby can actually not handle very spicy food, but he can handle a bit of Wasabi mayo...

  16. I LOVE sandwiches! Yesterday I had a turkey, swiss, garlic hummus and tomato sandwich. And it's a favorite! I also love adding artichokes and fresh mozzarella and pesto. Nom nom nom

  17. Anonymous8/30/2009

    Oh yum!! That looks soooo good! I love sandwiches, don't have them very often, but will make them 'egg dipped' with spices & cheese.. yum!

  18. Anonymous8/30/2009

    OK now I seriously have sandwiches on the brain! My fav toasted cheese sandwich is a tie between toasted cheese and pickle and toasted cheese and tomato. Love love love a veggie sub on a sesame roll with mayo, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, onio and banana peppers. YumME!