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Portabella Sandwich with Caramelized Onions

Caramelized Onions:
1-1/2 Onions [sliced very thinly, combination of white + purple onions]
6 springs Thyme [fresh]
Sea Salt
2 Tbs Olive Oil

Mushrooms:
2 Garlic Cloves [minced]
3 Portabella Mushrooms [stems removed, sliced into 1/2″ slices]
1 Tbs Olive Oil
2 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tbs Red Wine
1 Tbs Oregano [fresh, chopped]

Horseradish [to taste]
6 slices Sourdough Bread [fresh baked, crusty outside, soft inside]

For the onions, heat olive oil in a large saute pan with a lid over medium heat. Swish hot oil over the bottom of the pan + add onions. Season with sea salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally + making sure the onions do not brown. After about 5 minutes, when onions have wilted + started to change color, reduce heat and cover. Stir occasionally until the onions are well caramelized, about 1/2 an hour.  When the onions are done, stir in the fresh thyme leaves.

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in another large saute pan with a lid for the mushrooms. Add garlic + heat till fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the mushroom slices + cover. Allow to cook over medium heat, stirring every few minutes. In about 5-7 minutes, when about half of the mushrooms have softened, add the wine, balsamic vinegar + oregano.   Stir well to coat. Cook for about 5 more minutes until most of the cooking liquid has evaporated.

Smear each piece of bread with horseradish to taste, then pile with caramelized onions + balsamic coated mushrooms. Put on the top slice of bread and toast the sandwich in a grill press till the bread is golden brown + the ingredients have soaked in to the bread. Serve hot.

*I served this with Cabbage Beet Coleslaw from The Kitchn.  A great fresh, wintery beet slaw with a honey mustard dressing + plenty of color on the plate.  I used a napa cabbage in the recipe + threw in a fresh segmented orange for a little extra sweetness.  Yum, a perfect January meal.

Catfish Po’ Boy

1 lb Catfish Fillets [cut into 3″ pieces]
1 Egg [beaten]
1/2 cup Cornmeal [fine grain]
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Marjoram [dried]
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Chipotle Chili Powder
dash Thyme [dried]
dash Black Pepper
Sea Salt [to taste]
Olive Oil

Green Tomato Tartar Sauce:
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
2 Tbs Green Tomato Pickles [minced]
1 Tbs Chives + Parsley [chopped]

4 French Bread Rolls [oblong, sliced in half]
2 cups Lettuce [sliced]
1 Tomato [sliced into 8 rounds]
Butter + Hot Sauce [optional, but so good]

Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a large saute pan, just enough oil to coat the bottom with a thin layer. Combine cornmeal, cinnamon, garlic powder, chili powder, marjoram, thyme, salt + pepper on a small plate. Dip each piece of fish in the egg, then dredge till totally covered in cornmeal + spices. Pan fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side.

Spread one side of each french roll with tartar sauce. Lightly butter the other side. Top with fried fish, lettuce + tomato. Finish with a few drops of vinegary hot sauce.

4 Sandwiches.

These amazingly tasty sandwiches were made in collaboration with Jane Middleton + Jody Trendler.

Spicy Avocado Sandwich

1 Avocado [large, ripe, sliced]
1 Carrot [medium, grated]
1 cup Sprouts [alfalfa, radish, sunflower, etc]
6 slices Whole Grain Bread

Sandwich Tofu

Spicy Sandwich Spread

Slather slices of bread with the spicy spread then stack up with tofu, avocado slices, grated carrot and sprouts.

Serves 3.

Egg Salad

4 Eggs [cage free, hard boiled]
2 Tbs  Mayonnaise [organic]
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
1 Dill Pickle [medium, chopped]
Salt + Freshly Ground Black Pepper [to taste]
Smoked Spanish Paprika [don’t even think about any other tasteless paprika]

Cut eggs in half. Remove yolks into a bowl, then mash with mayo, mustard, salt + pepper. Chop egg whites. Add whites + pickles to yolks and mix well. Serve with a good sprinkle of paprika on top. Serve with crackers or as a sandwich on multi-grain bread with spinach, and red onion.

Makes about 2 sandwiches worth.

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