It is time for a new recipe. Sorry for the quality of the pictures but I haven’t been experimenting with the lights in my new flat, so just bear with me a little longer. Even if the pictures are not that great, I guarantee you that this sandwich is delicious and also there’s a little story behind this recipe. The reason I call this recipe Sarah’s Sandwich is because one of my dearest friends used to make this for us at the student accommodation. Every know and then we came together to Sarah’s kitchen and she needed to make something that was going to suit everyone’s lifestyle because we had vegans and vegetarians in our group, so she was always adjusting the ingredients but the base was the same.
Now Sarah is living in the US but I occassionally make this sandwich to remember the fun times we had together. The ingredients are the following:
1 sliced red onion
4 heads of mushrooms – I used chestnut mushrooms
1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
1 teaspoon of chilli flakes
1 teaspoon od sesame oil
a pinch of salt
3 tablespoons of shredded cheese – I used a mixture of cheddar and red leicester
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Preheat the oven for 200 degrees of celsius (400 if fahrenheit)
First things first put the sliced red onion into a pan with the olive oil and sauté it until it starts to caramelize. This should not take longer than 5 minutes. Then add the mushrooms and the spices and stir until everything is coated with the seasoning. Once the mushrooms are well cooked, add the soy sauce and stir- fry for another minute. Remove the pan from the heat and add a teaspoon of sesame oil. Be careful with the amount you add because sesame oil has a strong nutty flavour, so a teaspoon is more than enough. Set aside while you prepare the baguette.
When the filling is done, take out the middle part of the baguette and fill it up with the onion- mushroom mixture. Please don’t throw away the middle parts of the baguette. Use them as breadcrumbs or make croutons out of it. Sprinkle some cheese on the top of the dish and transfer it onto a baking tray. Put it in the oven until the cheese has completely melted.
This will serve a very hungry person or two people who are not that hungry. This recipe is simple and you can easily double and triple it up if you have to make more. Hope you will try it.
Enjoy the rest of your day and see you soon,