Time for the second installment of Sandwich Week! Tonight’s selection was Roasted Turkey with Avocado, Bacon, Balsamic Onion Marmalade and Mayonnaise. This pick was Brent’s, and definitely proved that Colicchio does not take sandwich-making lightly. Though not one of the more super complicated recipes in the book, this one still required multiple time-consuming steps. We rounded out the meal with some sauteed squash.
The sandwich was very tasty, but I attribute 90% of that to the balsamic onion marmalade. In the description, Colicchio claims, “This sandwich is an ensemble piece, with no clear headliner.” No offense to Mr. Colicchio, but that is completely incorrect. The marmalade was a clear (and delicious) standout in this meal. It took a bit of time to make, about an hour, but the ingredients are onions, salt, pepper, a bit of sugar and balsamic vinegar and it was super easy to make. Now I need to find other uses for it!
For the bread, I made some ciabatta rolls out of the master recipe from Artisan Bread, subbing 2 cups whole wheat flour. I’m enjoying baking extra breads for this week! I have English muffins coming up for one sandwich, and I’ve never made those. Should be interesting. 🙂