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Discussion in 'Swamp Cook Shack' started by WhattaGator, May 22, 2019.

  1. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator Ever Vigilant Psycho Mod Moderator VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    They're about the most popular food group in the World!
    From a Pastrami on rye, a Philly Cheesesteak, an Italian Sub, or a Tuna fish on Toast, and with the increasing popularity of various nationalities contributions, the Bahn Mi, Cuban, etc... the combinations and flavors are endless!

    What are some of YOUR favorite sandwich builds??
  2. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator Ever Vigilant Psycho Mod Moderator VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    Every once in a while, I get the urge to make myself a sandwich that I used to get in some of the great delis in the NYC area;

    Roast Beef Special;

    2 Slices Thick cut (Pullman loaf style) White Bread, toasted
    6 Oz. Rare Roast Beef, sliced thin
    3 Oz. Deli-Style Chopped Chicken Livers
    Thick Sliced Sweet Onion
    2 Slices Lg. Beefsteak Tomato
    2 Multi-layered "pulls" of Iceberg Lettuce
    Prepared Horseradish
    Salt & Pepper

    Building the Sandwich;

    Spread Mayonaisse on both pieced of toast, spread a little of the horseradish in with it.
    On bottom piece of bread, put one "pull" of lettuce (about 2-3 leaves) to keep the bread from getting wet.
    Place the Roast Beef next. Spread some Horseradish over the top of the meat.
    Add the Onions, then spread the Chopped chicken livers over top.
    Add the Tomatoes, add a pinch of Salt & pepper.
    Top with the rest of the lettuce, then the other piece of toast.
  3. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator Ever Vigilant Psycho Mod Moderator VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    Ok... Time to put together a great sandwich from a few recipes found here...

    "Low Country" Pulled Pork Sandwich


    8 Lg. Potato Rolls
    3 Lbs. Hot Pulled Smoked Barbeque Pork Butt ( recipe in "smokin' and grillin" thread)
    1 1/2 Lb. Cole Slaw (recipe in "salads and slaws" thread)
    1 1/3 Cups Barbeque Sauce (recipe in "smokin' and grillin' thread)
    1 Bottle Hot Sauce


    Easy stuff....

    Toast the rolls, if desired.
    Gently add about 1/3 Cup to the pulled pork, toss to evenly coat.
    Place 6 Oz. Pulled pork onto the bottom of each roll
    Add 3 Oz. Cole Slaw on top of the pork
    Set out the additional Barbeque sauce and the hot sauce for people to add on top.

    What a freakin' great sandwich!! (Ya' just gotta add the hot sauce!):D
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    WhattaGator Ever Vigilant Psycho Mod Moderator VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    My idea of....

    The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Get ready for this beauty!)

    For each sandwich....


    1 Whole Maine Lobster, partially steamed, tail, claw, and leg meat picked
    2 Thick (about 3/4") slices Sourdough Bread
    3 Tbsps. Mascarpone Cheese
    6 Oz. Fresh (preferrably) or sliced Mozzarella Cheese
    6 Oz. Marinara Sauce
    3 Oz. Heavy Cream
    1 1/2-2 Oz. Vodka
    1/4 Tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
    1/4 Cup Butter
    Pinch Old Bay Seasoning
    Pinch Cayenne Pepper
    Pinch Paprika
    Pinch Kosher Salt
    Pinch Ground Black Pepper


    In saute' pan, over medioum-high heat, melt about 2 Tbsps. Butter.
    Rub the lobster with the Old Bay, Cayenne, Paprika, Kosher sat and Black Pepper, and saute' the lobster lightly, making sure to not overcook.
    Set aside.
    In same saute' pan, put the Marinara sauce, and add the vodka. If you have a gas stove, tilt the pan to flame off the alcohol, if not, light it with a Bar-B-Q grill lighter.
    Once the alcohol is burned off (for the most part, at least), add the Heavy Cream. Reduce heat, add the cruched red pepper flakes, and reduce the sauce by 1/3 - 1/2.
    Remove from heat.

    In a large skillet or on a griddle....

    Generously butter the sourdough.
    Chop the Cajun seared Lobster into large chunks
    Place half of the Mascarpone Cheese on the bread, followed by 1/2 of the Mozzarella.
    Put all of the whole lobster meat on top.
    Ladle about 3 Oz. (MAYBE a bit more)of the "Vodka Diavolo" sauce on top
    Place the rest of the cheeses, then the other piece of Sourdough on top...

    Griddle as you would a fitting Grilled Cheese sandwich
    Top with remaining sauce, as desired.

    NOTE: This is a Decadent sandwich!