I love sandwiches. I’ve been making sandwiches most of my life. My brother was my first satisfied customer. He made me nachos, something I still LOVE today, and I made him sandwiches. Of course, that was in between our fights and when we generally didn’t have anything to do with each other. You know, the usual brother-sister stuff.
I was putting lettuce, bell peppers, salad dressing, everything Subway now does before Subway came to our neck of the woods. Yes, another billion-dollar idea lost. But, I still love making and eating sandwiches.
So I was happy to see that this week’s Barefoot Blogger’s recipe choice was an easy one: Chicken Caesar Club Sandwich.
The great thing about sandwiches is that you can make it to your liking. You can easily swap out ingredients and substitute with what you have at hand.
I have had sick kids at home this week, so I couldn’t run to the store very easily. Instead of pancetta, I used bacon. And since we were out of sun-dried tomatoes, I used artichoke hearts. I used the chicken from our roasted chicken we had for dinner the night before. I didn’t use just arugula, I had a bag of Trader Joe’s Spring Salad Mix that did the trick.
So, do I still call this Ina Garten’s Chicken Caesar Club Sandwich?
Well, yes, because the Caesar dressing used is fabulous! And yes, I did make a small substitute. I didn’t have anchovy paste at hand. So, for the salty flavor, I substituted it with 2 TBS capers. Add that, the lemon juice, mayonnaise, dijon mustard, garlic and parsley and you have a tangy dressing for you sandwich. It was also great to dip your veggies, too!
And nothing tells you Spring is here like this sandwich!
For the full recipe, click here.
Thank you Karen from Shortbread for choosing this!
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