Larry and I are both big fans of sandwiches. He’s got a definite talent for putting great flavors together between two slices of bread, too. But tonight it was up to me – he just returned from a week at a conference in Orlando, so I knew he’d want something decent for dinner after a week of mediocre trade show food.
I’m dying to cook more out of the Bi-Rite Cookbook. There’s a lot of really delicious-sounding recipes in there, along with interesting information about different ingredients. And if you’re anywhere near San Francisco and you love food, Bi-Rite Market is not to be missed. It’s amazing how many fantastic ingredients they pack into such a tiny space.
this is a mostly traditional BLT, but there are a couple of twists. The harissa mayo is genius – simple, really – jarred harissa mixed with a bit of mayo add spice and tang to the sandwich. The lettuce is dressed with a simple vinaigrette for additional flavor – it’s not distinctive, but I think it makes a difference. And then, the final touch is a poached egg. It makes for a messy sandwich, but when the yolk breaks into the sandwich filling it just elevates the entire thing. The recipe for the sandwich is posted at Serious Eats.
- BLT&E With Harissa Mayo (Bi-Rite Market’s Eat Good Food)