This recipe was inspired from Sandwich King. I used his spread because quite frankly it looked delicious and it was. It added a nice texture to the sandwich that contrasted well with the cheese and meat. I wouldn’t eat this every day.
Figs, lemon juice, 1/3 cup water and sugar and 3/4 cups balsamic vinegar
Then you can get your favorite bread, cheese and lunch meat (I used asiago and pastrami)
Step 1. Get fig mixture going add all ingredients together in a pot and bring to a slow boil over medium high heat. Be sure to use dried figs so they can soak up all the liquid.
Step 2. When the mixture thickens up take the figs off the heat and let cool for 30 to 45 minutes and then throw in a food processor and blend until smooth. I’d say taste it now because it sure is good.
Step 3. Press sandwich to get a nice char on the outside, not too much though. Take the bread and spread the mixture on both sides. On the piece that will be the bottom stack the cheese on top.
Step 4. Layer meat of choice. I used thinly cut pastrami because I really like the flavor. It was a smoked peppercorn one and it had a great taste to it. The cheese added a great salty taste.
Step 5. This sandwich gets really big and when you have fresh cut meat it tastes even better. Put back on low heat in the oven or in a pan to melt the cheese. Serve right away and eat!
Look how delicious it is, the layers of cheese, meat and fig spread adds such a great taste. The bread was a little too charred for my taste, but that was because I had it on the stove top for too long.
Post by: Colin
Photos by: Colin