the sandwich


If Saucy wasn't so utterly committed to the art of cupcaking, then she would be a sandwich artist. And when she says "sandwich artist" she doesn't mean the kind who wear plastic gloves and load up the rolls at Subway, she means and honest-to-goodness, keep a blog about it, write a recipe book about it, sandwich artiste.

It may come as no surprise to you that one of Saucy's first jobs was in a delicatessen. Slicing and shaving the cured meats, piling them high on artisan rolls and breads - it's a passion. Saucy digs a savoury summer sausage or a spicy thuringer.

This sandwich was all about the chicken salad. Saucy admits to occasionally roasting a chicken for supper just to obtain the fixings for chicken salad the next day.


There's no real recipe for chicken salad like this... it just happens. Dice the cold chicken breast and toss with some finely chopped red onion and a chopped green onion. The dressing was simply Kraft coleslaw dressing (sweet and tangy) stirred with a generous squirt of prepared mustard, the juice and rind of one lemon, and a shot of olive oil. After the chicken and onions are tossed in the dressing, pile generously atop a toasted bun and crumble fresh goat cheese to finish. Freshly ground salt and pepper are a must on an artistic sandwich of any kind.

And yes people, that is a toasted hot dog bun. The hot dog buns from the local bakery are so soft and delicious that Saucy uses them as sandwich rolls all the time. Don't diss the hot dog bun... it takes a back seat to artisan rolls and fancy wrappers but it is tried and true. It's the perfect shape for a manageable sandwich for anyone.


You may also be wondering about Saucy's drink which was also delicious. Saucy had peach juice and a few fresh peaches on hand so she threw it all in the blender with an ounce each of Absolut Pear and Absolut Mango vodkas, twelve ice cubes and a shot of Torani mandarin syrup. A few good ice crushing pulses later and Saucy was in heaven.

What do you think, Reader? Should Saucy just stick to cupcakes?

13 comments:

Joanne said...

OH MY! Can I please come over for lunch? DELISH!

Anonymous said...

Saucy, you have inspired me!!
I will be fetching a roasted chicken this afternoon from the local grocer and preparing that awesome sandwich!!

Barbiegirl

Jerri-Lea said...

MMMmmmm, what a lovely picnic lunch at your house!! Scrumptious sandwiches, delectable drinks, charming cupcakes and captivating company!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I wish you were my wife. Red onions make chicken salad SO much better. I add a dollop of sour cream to mine--adds a richness.

Coco said...

Why sure stick to cupcakes but don't stop on the sandwiches. I remember your post for Veto's gang with all those sandwiches you made. Maybe you should cater. Artistic sandwiches and cupcakes would be awesome.

MoveYourAsana said...

sounds delish! I am definitely going to try the drink recipe!! i will share my 2 fav chix salad recipes.
1.) fresh chicken diced with S, P, mayo, cubed red grapes and dried cranberries (you could add onion if you like....but I don't like onions)

2.) cook up a delicious jerk chicken (if you can get Walkerwood jerk marinade that's the best), the spicier the better. enjoy. the next day take the leftovers and toss with mayo, that's it. SO yummy.

the treat girl said...

I too, am still remembering those sandwiches for Veto's Masters party....yuuumm! I like to add craisins, celery and chopped pecans to my chicken salad. And, yes, I too use hot dog buns for sandwiches too! Yeah :)

Saucy said...

That's too funny! Yesterday at lunch I still had some chicken left and I made more chicken salad, with craisins! It was so good...

Elizabeth said...

Well i'm now straving for some chicken salad.. mmm an maybe one of those peach drinks...

CuteStuffInside said...

Bring on the sandwiches!

S.W.A.K.

Cassandra said...

Stick to cupcakes? Are you kidding? Saucy should share every skill, talent and just plain "whim" that comes out of her pretty little head! Every one of them is a jewel! I agree with Green Girl, I think every woman should also get a wife, and I choose Saucy!!

Christina said...

Oh wow! NO WAY!!! Definitely do not stick just to cupcakes!!! More of these type recipes please!!! (And the drink one too! Yummmm!)

dragonflydreamer said...

Your chicken salad looks and sounds sooo yummy! It's been a long time since I've had a good chicken salad sandwich and you've inspired me to give it a try.