Saturday, April 24, 2010

Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Roasted Red Onion and Garlic Mayonnaise

Serving size: 6

Garlic Mayonnaise

3 slices red onion (1/2-inch slices), roasted
1 head garlic, roasted
2 tablespoons olive आयल


1 loaf focaccia bread, sliced
1/2 cup olive oil, for marinade
2 boneless chicken breast halves, grilled and sliced
5 portobello mushrooms, grilled and sliced
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, for sautéing
2 tablespoons garlic, finely minced
6 cups fresh spinach, cleaned
1/4 pound gruyere cheese, thinly-sliced

Garlic Mayonnaise: Cut top off garlic to expose cloves. Slice onion. Drizzle with olive oil. Roast at375 degrees F for 40 minutes. Add to basic mayonnaise and blend until smooth.

Sandwich: Marinate the chicken and mushrooms in olive oil for 10 minutes. Grill over high heat,and then slice.

In hot sauté pan, cook garlic in oil for 15 seconds. Add all the cleaned spinach. Compact the
spinach, toss and stir. Cook just till wilted.

lice Focaccia to form a top and a bottom. Lightly brush each cut side with olive oil. Place both
pieces under your broiler so that the cut side is toasted.

Layer ingredients like spokes on a wheel. This spreads them out evenly so there’s filling in every
bite. Start with chicken, then spinach, then mushrooms, and finally cheese.

After adding the cheese, run the sandwich under broiler to melt cheese. Add plenty of the
mayonnaise and replace top.

Serve by cutting into 6 pie-shape wedges.

Grilled Cheese with Ham and Tomato

When I want to be more elaborate with grilled cheese and really make a meal of it I use this recipe.

Potato bread slices
Deli boiled ham
Muenster cheese
Cheddar cheese
Sliced tomatoes

To each sandwich I add ham, muenster and cheddar cheese and a sliced tomato। I fry in butter.
Serve with salads and pickles and pork ’n’ beans. In the winter I also serve with soup.

Green Chili Burger

A burger that will make you say olé!
Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 5 minutes
Servings: Serves 4

4 fully cooked burger patties
1/2 small sweet onion
1 tablespoon butter
1 (4 ounce) can whole green chilies, drained
4 slices Monterey jack or pepper jack cheese
4 Kaiser rolls or hamburger buns
Salsa picante

Heat burgers in microwave according to package directions.
Cut onion into 1/4-inch thick slices.
Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Grill onions about 2 minutes on each side, until
soft and golden.
Meanwhile, split green chilies and lay flat over top of burger. Lay 1 slice cheese over each; return
to microwave briefly to melt cheese.
Heat buns in microwave or oven until warm. Spread salsa on buns. Place burger patties on buns
and top with grilled onions

Greek Salad Heroes

3/4 cup thinly sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup thinly sliced cucumber
2 tablespoons ripe olives
2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
2 Roma or small tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 (2 1/2 ounce) submarine rolls
2 lettuce leaves
6 slices baked cooked ham
6 slices honey roasted smoked turkey

Combine first 8 ingredients in a small bowl; toss gently. Let stand for 30 minutes, tossing
Cut a thin slice off top of each roll and set aside.
Cut a 2-inch wide, V-shape wedge down the length of each roll (as they do at Subway). Reserve
bread wedges for another use.
Drain vegetable mixture. Line each roll with a lettuce leaf; arrange ham and turkey evenly over
Spoon vegetable mixture evenly over meat and cover with roll tops.