Sunday, 23 January 2011

Bacon & Halloumi Sandwich

As I huffed and puffed my way through a rare hour of Saturday morning exercise, all I could think about was stuffing a bacon and halloumi sandwich in my face. The idea came from a meal I had at The London Particular, but this time I fancied a spicier kick. Tomatoes from the shops are pretty insipid this time of year, so I made a few tweaks.

Chipotle chillis were soaked in a little boiling water for 15 minutes and were then whizzed up into a puree with a teaspoon of lemon juice and then mixed into mayonnaise. Fresh warm granary bread was slathered with the spicy, smoky sauce before a couple of lettuce leaves were added, then some griddled halloumi and finally some excellent back bacon. You might think the sandwich is a complete salt-fest, but the lemon and lettuce balance and freshen it all up. With a steaming hot strong cup of tea, it was a near-perfect Saturday brunch.

12 comments:

Peter M said...

Love it! I've made a grilled pork belly & Halloumi sandwich and I want it again now.

meemalee said...

Genius sounding mayonnaise.

Love it.

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

good lordy that's a fabulous sandwich... I need more Halloumi in my life...

Gourmet Butcher said...

Hey! What a great way to reward yourself after horrible exercise!!

linguina said...

That sounds great! I'm gonna try it soon!

tori said...

Oh lord. If my husband ever saw this he'd cry. Bacon and chipotle, with cheese. It's an axis of angels.

London Lady said...

What does boiling the chillis do? Just soften, or does it alter the flavor?

Brooks at Cakewalker said...

The textures and flavor profiles on this sandwich are begging me to make one. Thank you for the mouth watering inspiration!

Clare said...

Fantastic way to use Chipotle chillis. We have a packet of them waiting for something, maybe they are destined for a mayonnaise!

Keri said...

Your sandwich here? A work of art! I must say, it's obvious that you have impecible taste, are detail oriented, and CARE about what you put into your body. Bravo.

Keri
samwich365.com

Gin and Crumpets said...

Nothing wrong with a salt fest once in a while – the textures must've been lovely together. And chipotle mayo - dribble.

Hengki Budi Prasetyo said...

My favourite breakfast.