This week Sauce loves Sandwiches! Believe it or not, the time of year has finally arrived to celebrate the staple of British lunchtimes, the humble sarnie. Be it dripping with bacon or served soggily with the inevitable bag of crisps, the sandwich has apparently earnt the right to be honoured by a whole week of celebrations next week.

 

National Sandwich Week 12-19th May

In case you’re looking for contenders for your sandwich features, we have put together a hot list of Sauce sandwiches… which are far from your average tuna mayo (with or without sweet corn)!

 

The gourmet sarnie:

Newly opened Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill at The Savoy has a sandwich fit for a king, with their Lobster Club Sandwich-succulent lobster, avocado and home-made mayonnaise.

 

 

The exotic sarnie:

For those of you who like things nice and spicy, The Beirut sandwich is the one to go for. Cabana Brasilian Barbeque restaurant brings a Brasilian zing with a toasted Syrian flatbread filled with their signature Malagueta chicken, chilli mayo and melted cheese.

 

 

The traditional sarnie:

Fortnum and Mason afternoon tea selection at their Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon, serves a range of dainty and delicate sandwiches, such as cucumber with mint butter; smoked salmon with lemon dill butter and coronation chicken . No crusts included.

 

 

The controversial sarnie:

Cocomaya’s egg sandwich on home-made seeded bread. Perhaps the most anti-social sandwich of the bunch, and likely to offend colleagues on the desk next to you with its distinctive aroma. Delicious nonetheless.

 

 

Record breaking Sandwiches

To celebrate the Great British institution of the Sandwich the British Sandwich Association are organising a Guinness world record attempt. So if you are a sandwich fanatic or just happen to find yourself foot loose and fancy free on the 14th May, then head on down to Salford, where they will be trying to slice through the current world record, by getting 800 people simultaneously making sandwiches.

 

Searching for specialist sandwiches?

Then why not try out the recently opened Kiosk in Kings Cross. It can be found in the heart of King’s Cross Station, just metres from St Pancras International. KIOSK serves home-cured, hot roast meats – turkey, pork or salt-beef – freshly carved and stacked into delicious artisan breads, beautifully packaged and served with delicious, rich coffee.

 

 

If your tastes run to the more exotic, how about trying to make HMasha’s Spicy Prawn and Avocado Mayo?  It certainly got all of us here at Sauce excited.

 

Total prep and cook time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • teaspoon cumin
  • teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound medium shrimp or about 40 shrimp (I use cooked frozen)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 mayo
  • 1 chipotle pepper
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4  french baguette rolls (of any kind of bread you desire)
  • 8 leaves of romaine lettuce

Directions:

  1. put frozen shrimp in cold water to thaw
  2. combine cumin, garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, chili powder, and olive oil together in a bowl
  3. once shrimp is thawed dry and put in the bowl with the mixture and make sure each shrimp is coated
  4. pit and dice avocado and combine with mayo, chipotle pepper, lime juice, and salt in food processor. pulse until smooth
  5. then just put avocado mayo on bread as much as desired, followed by shrimp and a couple leaves of washed lettuce and enjoy!!!


In other foodie news: Opening today is the First Kumsi tea shop in London.

 

 

For 146 years, Kusmi Tea has been developing a wide range of delicious blends, carefully selecting

the origin of its teas in order to creating exclusive blends. Within this new temple dedicated to the brand, there is a unique a tea salon where you can indulge in tea and cake.

by Tash Barry & Laura Henderson