In my last post I took you on tour with me as I discovered Borough Market. Now if my bank manager would only be so kind as to let me buy everything I would have, but I'm afraid a nobody like me just doesn't quite have the budget for that, so instead I bought some essentials, but essentials with a twist. That's the beauty of Borough Market which I love; discovering companies who truly love innovating with flavours.
So I decided to rustle up a spot of lunch with my purchases, and do a little recipe (if you can really call it that) to give you some lunch time inspiration that firmly banishes soggy sandwiches to the bottom of the bin.
From the market I bought:
- Date and Walnut Bread from Bread Ahead
- Red Wine Cheese from Drunk Cheese
- Wild Boar Pate from The Potted Game Company
- Fresh Figs from Ted's Veg
From my cupboard:
- Yellow baby tomato's
- Sun dried tomato's
- Prosciutto ham
I honestly went from stall to stall, thinking I wanted this one, only to see another loaf just calling out to me. In the end, it was the fruit in the bread that won me over. I firmly believe the mark of a good bread in the crack as you slice through the crusty top layer, and oh boy did this hit the spot.
So with such a fine foundation, I decided to do one hunky meaty sandwich and one light fruit and cheese one.
For the meat one, cut yourself a mean slice of the loaf, and butter with your finest spread. This sandwich only deserves he best.
Pile on spoonful's of the pate until a decent layer covers the slice of bread.
Then layer on the prosciutto ham, yellow tomato's and sun dried tomato's.
Season with pepper if required.
If you are feeling rather hungry slice up another piece of bread and squash right on top.
Now for my drunken sandwich as I guess I could name it.
Again, cut a goof thick slice of bread and butter it- don't be shy now.
Slice the cheese and layer on top.
Thinly slice the figs and continue the layer.
Finally add sun dried tomato's to top- trust me the combination of the fruit, and the sweet tomato's is heaven.
Incredibly simple, even a over stretched office worker could whip these up before work. To be honest, with such beautiful, flavoursome produce you could go wild with combinations, but here are just a couple to get your creative juices flowing. Enjoy.