Pancetta, Mizuna, and Tomato Sandwiches with Green Garlic Aioli

Pancetta, Mizuna, and Tomato Sandwiches

Every night my husband comes home from work and asks, “What’s for dinner?”  He does this as he is retrieving a wine glass from the cabinet.  It’s like he is trying to decide white or red, and if the dinner is worthy of wine.  Which is funny, because we usually only have white (we keep a lovely boxed white at all times in the fridge) and even if I said the most un-wine-worthy dinner, he would still have a glass of wine. 

So, when I replied, “Sandwiches” – he kind of balked for a second, like I was going to spread some peanut butter and jelly on two slices of stale bread and plop it on a plate in front of him.

Pancetta, Mizuna, and Tomato Sandwiches

Let me just say, there are sandwiches and then there are SANDWICHES.  This is a SANDWICH.  I would order this in a restaurant, I would have a lovely glass of wine with it.  This is good.  It is a fancy BLT of sorts.  And where did I find this gorgeous specimen of a sandwich?  In one of my very favorite cookbooks, The Bon Appetit Cookbook: Fast Easy Fresh

If you don’t have this cookbook, I highly encourage you to get it.  It is huge and filled with nothing but fast easy recipes that are also amazingly good!  But since it is from Bon Appetit, I knew there was a chance I could find it online for you, and here it is:  Pancetta, Mizuna, and Tomato Sandwiches with Green Garlic Aioli.  I made it pretty much as written.  Though I didn’t have green garlic, just used regular (and I didn’t blanche it like they suggested), and I subbed arugula for the mizuna.  This recipe makes plenty of the Green Garlic Aioli so you’ll have leftovers for more sandwiches, plus I used it as a dip for some leftover roasted chicken. 



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  1. says

    Awesome SANDWICH – I would pay good money for that. Love the sound of that aioli, and I think the arugula is a great sub for the mizuna which is not always easy to come by.

    Have a great weekend xo

  2. says

    You would think by now he would know that everyone of your dinners are wine worthy Pam. Men. (smile)

    To a southern gal, a tomato sandwich is divine. Yours is a kicked up version and I would be delighted to have it for any meal.

  3. says

    I don’t have that cookbook and will head over to Amazon to take a look. The sandwich sounds wonderful Pam, and I’m always looking for a new flavor of aioli. This is a great little summer dinner.

  4. says

    Looks delish! I makes sandwiches for dinner all the time. And in our house, Paul always reaches for the beer. Give him a side of chips and a dill pickle, it’s practically gourmet ;-)

  5. says

    I often serve sandwiches on Friday or Saturday, when I don’t want to cook much. Sometimes they go with soup. Yours look just lovely.