Chicken Bahn Mi Sandwich

Posted by Wine & Spice on 8/25/2016 to Asian

Trying new and exotic spice blends is soo much fun!  I had never tried making a Bahn Mi Sandwich before.  This sandwich is a "street food" in Vietnam, I have seen them at restaurants and in many cooking magazines.  They looked great, but seemed too exotic to make, that I needed way to many spices I would never use again.  When Milford Spice Company introduced the Easy Bahn Mi blend, I had no more excuses…

The Easy Bahn Mi is salt-free and hand blended from demerara sugar, ginger, coriander, clove, cinnamon, red pepper flakes, sesame, black pepper and lemongrass. Great as a dry rub or a marinade.

The final result was a sandwich with a complex layers of flavors.  So fresh and flavorful.  This is easily a new family favorite.  I marinated the chicken and made some quick pickled veggies.  So delicious!

We enjoyed an ice-cold beer with this sandwich.

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Heirloom Tomato Tart

Posted by Wine & Spice on 8/10/2016 to Brunch

I love going to the Farmer’s Market! It is so much fun to walk around to see what is new and what I must try.  Today I decided that tomatos are my must have.  Todd from Todd’s Heirloom Tomatoes is a tomato aficionado!  He and his wife Tonya are really delightful and full of knowledge.  Their tomatoes (and other produce) are the top of the line quality and just amazing flavor.  You can find them at a variety of our local markets.  I visited them at the Parker Sunday Market on Main Street.

I am making a Tomato Ricotta Tart.  This a simple but oh so tasty dish.  Because there are so few ingredients, the quality of these ingredients are imperative.  Please get the best you can possibly find and you will not be sorry!  Use a full fat Ricotta, imported from Italy if you can find.  My beautiful friend Stephanie (she is Italian) went on a luxury Italian cruise this summer, lucky girl!  She was spoiled with the local ricotta and went on a quest to find a similar quality product here.  Her verdict is Trader Joes!  If you have a store locally, check it out...

I used Buon Appetito, a salt free balanced mix of Greek oregano, basil, marjoram, thyme, rosemary and sage.  This is wonderful in any Italian dish!

Hope you have fun adventuring at your local Markets!

A glass of Champagne pairs beautifully with this dish.

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