I just wanted to share a yummy little suggestion for Made Monday this week.
Confession: I hate sandwiches.
Well, not all sandwiches. Just the easy, deli-meat-lettuce-and-mayo-between-two-slices-of-bread kind of sandwiches.
Another confession: I am a bit of a food snob. (At least that's what my husband calls it. I call it liking good food.)
So last week I had an inspired idea while trying to stomach another boring sandwich.
Spicy. Raspberry. Cream Cheese.
Yep I definitely think I can better my sandwich experience. (also known as gourmet-ifying or snob-ifying a sandwich)
After a couple attempts, I ended up with a simple chicken sandwich made glamourous with a pink spread.
Spicy Raspberry Cream Cheese Spread:
2 TBS cream cheese
1 1/2 tsp raspberry jam
1 tsp hot jalepeno jelly
Sriracha to taste (I think I ended up with 9 drops)
Just mix ingredients and spread generously on sandwich bread in lieu of mayonaise, mustard and cheese.
This spread is a only a little bit hot so you can spread it heavy. HOT and HEAVY. I am cracking myself up. But seriously, heavy handed on the spreading. It's good!
By the way, this is definitely something to play around with for your own taste buds. You can make it lighter by subbing neuschatel cheese for cream cheese. I am pretty sure it would taste equally awesome with strawberry jam. Try it with more or less jalepeno jelly and fruit jam till you find your sweet spot. The above recipe was what pleased my taste buds.
Also, for your own benefit. I first tried this with mild jalepeno jelly and I couldn't recognize it's presence. You definitely want the HOT jalepeno jelly. By itself, the hot jelly has a only a bit of a "bite." With the cream cheese and raspberry jam, the hot jalepeno jelly makes this spread very mild.
This didn't end up "Hot" at least not to my palate. It had a very subtle sweet jalepeno flavor and a slight heat from the sriracha.
I love Dave's Killer Bread. It's my favorite. (I get nothing for saying that. I just seriously prefer it over all other multigrains.)
It is a SWEET way to enjoy a turkey or chicken sandwich.
I hope I helped inspire some inspired sandwiches for all my fellow boring sandwich dislikers out there!