Seared chorizo and peppery rocket
Last Saturday Saffron and I co-hosted the first ever Sydney Sandwich Social.
The premise was simple. Everyone brings a sandwich and swaps half of it for another. Creativity was encouraged, but the classics were welcomed as well.
Our idea wasn't original, but it sure was fun. Who doesn't reminisce those sandwich swapping days of the schoolyard?
I packed two types of sandwich. Well they were both bread rolls actually (deduced to be in less danger of sogginess).
Chargrilled antipasto mix (red capsicum, mushroom and artichokes) with blanched asaparagus spears and a few leaves of basil
Our website had gotten hits from a cross-section of Sydneysiders and despite a minor transport hiccup resulting in the organisers setting up late, everyone managed to miraculously track us down--including those who had never even met us before.
It was a gloriously sunny day, the Botanic Gardens were awash with the splendour of spring and the sandwich bank (in a gorgeous wicker basket dutifully supplied by Saffron) was filling up rapidly.
There was a multicultural orgy of sandwich fillings:
roasted vegetables with basil and rocket;
ham, vintage cheddar and snow pea sprouts;
date and alfalfa;
banh mi ga (Vietnamese chicken roll);
salami, fetta, olive tapenade, sun-dried tomato and baby spinach;
egg and salad;
pear, parmesan and pesto on walnut bread;
nutella and peanut butter;
chorizo and rocket;
and chargrilled antipasto with asparagus and basil
to name but a few.
After the frenzy of sandwich choosing, I was delighted that after the crowds had dispersed the pear sandwich still remained.
It was good. So good I felt compelled to share it with three others. Who knew that one of my favourite salads could be put between two bits of bread? Bowb, you are a genius!
After sandwich satiation, there were fresh strawberries, pineapple coconut muffins, apple streusel muffins and chocolate chilli cookies as well.
It was fun.
It was delicious.
And I learnt a few new sandwich positions as well ;-P
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