Skip to main content

Tasty Oily Meat and Chee

On Friday, March 9, I ate a turkey sandwich I'd packed for lunch. I'd picked up some Boar's Head — that's the stuff they use at sandwich haven Spicy Pickle — meat and cheese from Sunflower Market and wanted to put it to good use. The resulting sandy consisted of Sarah Lee Hearty and Delicious Whole Grain White bread, Boar's Head Muenster cheese (three slices), Boar's Head Buffalo-style turkey, Louisiana Fish Fry Products Remoulade dressing and a few shakes of Tabasco sauce.

The photos are currently missing, but imagine two equal stacks of meat and cheese between some white bread that was stained red on top thanks to the sauce soaking through.

This sandy could have used some tomatoes or some crisp veggie to cut the cheese taste, which was the dominant flavor. Otherwise, the flavors blended together quite well and the bread matched nicely.

But, after three days in the fridge, the oil from the light red Remoulade dressing had seeped into bread. The sandwich still tasted great, but the unsightly grease spots were distracting. Apparently the dressing oil separated and distributed itself about the sandy because the whole thing was greasy in general, and immediately left blots on the brown napkin it was sitting on. This resulted in greasy fingers, and I was reluctant to touch my iPod. Luckily, the shuffle played a solid but eclectic lunchtime set, choosing some good longer tracks that required no fiddling or skipping. Selections from Primus, the JB's and Underworld made for good lunching music.

I paired the sandwich with water cooler water drank from a reused Citrus Cooler Gatorade bottle. Some Gatorade flavor remained even after three refills, which wasn't a problem for me.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Review: Pepperhouse Gourmaise

Being that Big Condiment still seems to think Mustardayonnaise is a joke, I've been forced to seek out a suitable alternative. This search led me to Boar's Head's "Pepperhouse Gourmaise" spread.

According to Boar's Head, Pepperhouse Gourmaise is "real mayonnaise with a touch of Boar's Head Deli Mustard and a house blend of black, white, pink and green peppercorns." They also claim that it goes well with poultry, beef and pork.

I can confirm that it goes well with poultry and pork (or at least ham — I haven't tried it with any other pig-meats). And the quality of the ingredients seems to live up to Boars Head's high standards. As a black pepper kind of guy, I'm impressed by their fancy pink peppercorns.

Still, I can't say I'm satisfied with B.H.P.G. Its color is off-putting and the peppercorns hurt my teeth. And while it's decidedly OK, like so many jacks of all trades, this spread amounts to less than the sum of its parts…

Kewpie Mayonnaise: Disturbing but delicious

After years of waffling, I finally took the dive and purchased a bottle of Kewpie mayo.

Kewpie mayo's premium price and disturbing packaging had previously prevented me from buying it, but Grub Street blogger Ian Knauer's Flavor Ammo post about it convinced me to give the baby-themed mayo a chance.

For the unfamiliar, Kewpie is a popular Japanese brand of mayonnaise that's often found in gourmet specialty stores, such as Eastern District in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It's also currently available for 10 bucks on Amazon. The package features a standing baby that could easily serve as a homicidal doll in a horror story. Adding to the unease brought about by the package, the mayonnaise comes in a bag. I can't be alone in my belief that a bag is a completely inappropriate container for mayonnaise.

Because of these setbacks, Kewpie mayo takes some getting used to. Now that I've come to terms with the unsettling packaging, I've probably topped about a…

Boar's Head Jerk Turkey is spicy

At my local C Town deli counter, I was pondering what to get for my weekly cold cuts. I was the only person around, so the deli guy immediately asked what I wanted. In a panic, I blurted out, "Buffalo Chicken! No! Ummmmm ... [frantically panning the meat case] uh, Jerk Turkey!" He sliced it up and I was on my way.

Now, I know next to nothing about what's in Jerk seasoning. I think it's Jamaican, and my understanding was that it had something like a mild curry flavor. In the case of Boar's Head's Jerk Turkey, it's apparently a chile-heavy dry rub.

The heat blast was a shock when I bit into my lunchtime turkey sandwich. Boar's Head makes some tasty spiced meats. Their Salsalito Turkey and Blazin' Buffalo Chicken come to mind. Neither of those are as hot as the Jerk Turkey. So it made my brown bag lunch a lot more intense than I was expecting. I usually have a high spice tolerance, so make sure you know what you're getting into if you're thi…