For all of us who believe that great things come between two slices of bread, sandwiches have become a staple in our diets. We will go to great lengths and travel to far places to find the perfect combination of fillings and sauces.
Don’t miss out on these trending sandwich concepts and make sure you have all the sandwich supplies you need to keep your kitchen stocked.
This seafood specialty starts with a New England style bun. After it is toasted and buttered, a mixture of cooked lobster, celery, chives, lemon juice and mayo is stuffed into the bun. Lobster rolls originated in Connecticut in the 1920's, but have since have become a standard for seafood restaurants with access to lobster. It is not uncommon to see several varieties of Lobster Rolls on the same menu, providing for guests who wish to try different versions of this classic delicacy.
Baguette, ciabatta, or michetta is sliced horizontally, filled and then pressed with a warming grill to create a panini. Arguably, a panini should be enjoyed warm, though some delis offer them at room-temperature. Though the possibilities are limitless, a fail-proof recipe for panini includes fresh mozzarella, tomato, and fresh basil leaves, served with kettle chips and a creamy balsamic vinaigrette.
No one ever said that making a crab-cake was easy. The labor-intensive journey of harvesting crab meat, creating a mixture that will hold together, and frying to crispy perfection requires patience and practice, but the joyful act of eating them has never been easier. The soft, flaky layers of a buttery croissant enhance the flavors and texture of a warm and slightly crunchy crab-cake.
Not just for breakfast anymore, bagel sandwiches are ever increasing in popularity for lunch. Many cafes and delis offer bagel substitutions for other breads and with good reason: fresh bagels can be toasted, grilled with a press, scooped, or stuffed. They are more resilient to moisture in foods, come in a variety of flavors, and maintain their shape after slicing.
Wrap of Wisdom
For those who want to go light, wraps can be a great option. Choose flavored flour wraps or find a gluten-free, vegan version to support your guests with special dietary needs. Fill with a chopped, tossed salad, layers of vegetables, tofu, or meats. We recommend using a paper liner secured with a bamboo skewer to keep the wrap intact and to facilitate handling (and enjoying!).