Saturday, October 5, 2013

Quickie Sandwiches and Trek Grub

So we had planned to go on a trek and since most of New Zealand is protected by a lot of conservation laws, the requirement for the grub was that it had to be packed in hard plastic. Further, to take advantage of the early bird offer on the fuller's ferry to Rangitoto, we had to start from home by 6:30 am. Another thought that had been bothering me from quite a few days now is the fact that I have not been serving any raw veggies/salads. Yes, we do eat a lot of fruits but almost no raw veggies. Hence, decided to buy a pack of mesculun leaves and use them in sandwiches.

Ingredients ( for 4 sandwiches) :

  1. 8 slices of multigrain sandwich bread
  2. 4 slices of cheese
  3. 4 tbsp of mayonnaise
  4. 12 chorizo slices - I used 3 in each sandwich
  5. 4 handfuls of mesculun leaves or any lettuce that you may prefer
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Pepper powder to taste.

How I made it :

  1. Spread about a tbsp of mayo on half the slices. 
  2. Place a cheese slice on the top
  3. Next place as many chorizo slices as you like
  4. Top with washed mesculun leaves.
  5. Sprinkle salt and pepper.
  6. Cover with another slice of bread.

The sandwiches were yummy and fulfilling as trek grub. The spicy chorizo was a good fit for the Indian taste.