Friday, November 29, 2013

Cooking Lab - Ham & Cheese Open Sandwich w Tomato & Basil Salsa

After a full week of gourmet adventures with good friends, finally I've got a Saturday morning to myself. 

Instead of sitting on the deck relaxing, there was the piled-up chores that demanded attention!

Just finished the grocery run and time for brunch! I've bought some fresh pieces of premium leg ham from the deli and a loaf of sourdough sandwich bread .... 

(c) GMV - Got My Vote!(^_-)

Premium Leg Ham & Jarlsberg cheese w Tomato & Basil Salsa on open sourdough 

Lunch can be so simple and yummy!
Saw this new sourdough bread on the shelf this morning. Soft and filled with the goodness of Kalamata olives - got to give it a try.

[Product Info: Bowan Island Bakery - Artisan Kalamata Olive Sourdough Bread $6.99]

- Premium Leg Ham (round slices) x 200g
- Jarlsberg Cheese
- Olive Pesto
- Sourdough Sandwich slice x 1
- Truss Tomato x 3
- Basil
- Salt & Sugar
- Balsamic Vingear infused w Truffle oil
Roasted Tomato & Basil Salsa Recipe:

A. Pre-heat oven to 160C.
B. Place Tomato quarters in baking dish and sprinkle with sugar & salt.

Christmas is fast approaching, large juicy leg hams are all out! Premium leg ham round slices are selling at $9.99/kg! Tantalizing my taste buds.

Love the taste of freshly shaved ham!
1. Lightly grilled the Sourdough Bread.
2. Spread a thin layer of Olive Pesto on top.
3. Followed by Jarlsberg cheese.
4. Half the round Premium Ham Slice and fold them into triangles. Overlapping each other.
5. Top off with the freshly home-made Tomato & Basil Salsa.

There! Easy as ABC and gone in a second. 
Making another one by adding some healthy alfa spouts and to balance: some fries with aioli!