Lunch in Portugal – Part 3

You know those Portugese bakeries/coffeehouses I was talking about? The ones with all the delectable sweet and savory pastries? Well, they’re also home to a huge variety of hot and cold sandwiches.

At one place we stopped at, which was a bit like a Portugese version of an organic, environmentally responsible Subway, sandwiches were served in one of three ways, at your choosing: cold sandwich, warm panini or a wrap.

S chose a cold wrap with smoked salmon, cream cheese and mixed greens. My husband, K, picked the prosciutto and Brie in a warm, toasty wrap, and C and I share a mozzarella and tomato sandwich on a crusty baguette. All were winners, but if I had to pick one it would have been the prosciutto and Brie. Let’s be honest: can you ever go wrong with Brie? I must have eaten at least 50 Brie and tomato sandwiches the semester I spent in England. I never grew tired of it.

A few days later, we had a delicious prosciutto sandwich, with some slices of boiled egg and a few greens tucked inside. We also had one with chorizo and slices of boiled egg. There was no spread on either, and, really, you didn’t miss it.

 


When I get back, I’ll re-create some of these sandwiches for S and C, with a few modifications. S loved the salmon and cream cheese, but wasn’t a fan of the arugula. And C found it easier to get his little mouth over a small wrap instead of a French baguette.

What are your favorite sandwich combinations?

 

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2 Comments to “Lunch in Portugal – Part 3”

  1. Can the arugula! It’s way overrated!!! and overused. go for avacado to replace the cream cheese. use good mixed greens – even some cold asparagus. These all look great!
    Sam 11/2/11

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