A sandwich is probably the easiest dish that you’re ever going to make. You just need a couple of slices of bread and one of the Najma Foods halal chilled meats and you’re good to go.
But let’s be honest. That can get a bit boring after a while. There are sandwiches and then there are sandwiches, if you know what we mean.
You want an awesome sandwich that tastes amazing. And here’s how you’re going to make it.
Tip #1 – Use Homemade Bread
The bread from the supermarket does the job. But it doesn’t have the same thickness as a homemade loaf. The crust is boring and the bread just doesn’t have much of a taste to it.
It’s much better to go down the homemade route. You want a slice of bread that feels really meaty in your hands.
Of course, you may not know how to make bread yourself. That’s okay because the local bakery always has plenty of options. Go for that over the store-bought stuff.
Tip #2 – Choose a Good Spread
The spread matters for a few reasons.
Of course, it adds flavour to the sandwich. But the spread also forms a protective barrier between the meat and the bread. It’s essentially how you keep the bread from getting wet, which causes the sandwich to fall apart.
Butter and margarine are obvious favourites here. But mayonnaise works particularly well with chicken and turkey sandwiches. You can also try hummus or BBQ sauce depending on your tastes.
Tip #3 – Find the Balance
This is a crucial part of making a great sandwich. You could have a whole host of awesome ingredients, only to ruin it all by creating a poor balance.
You want to mix your meaty and fatty ingredients, such as our sandwich meats, with something that gives the sandwich a crunch. Then, you want a cream or sauce of some description to top it all offer.
So you go meat first as that’s the base of the sandwich. Then, a layer of lettuce, cucumber and whatever other salad ingredients you want to use. That gives the sandwich its crunch. Plus, the placement on top of the meat protects the meat from the sauce that you use to top the whole thing off.
Layer up and find the right balance. You only need a little sauce but it’s a good idea to use the same amount of salad as you do meat.
Here’s a bonus tip. Season your salad before putting it onto the sandwich. Otherwise, you’re going to end up with something pretty bland between the meat and the sauce. A touch of salt should do the job.
The Final Word
It’s a combination of the bread you use, the spread that covers the bread, and the balance of the ingredients that make the perfect sandwich.
Now, you just need to find those ingredients. Start your search with Najma Foods. We offer a range of chilled halal meats that work well with any sandwich.