Today's sandwich, chicken and muenster with onions and a bit of leftover salad on sprouted grain bread, was already amazing. Then I added this stuff:
I know, this isn't exactly revolutionary or anything — there's lots of aiolis out there, with lots of flavors, and it's no stretch of the imagination to put maple and/or bacon in an aioli.
But this stuff is... holy sh*t you guys. It's sweet. It's savory. It pulls the sandwich together while simultaneously standing apart. It's really, really good.
My brother, The Mountain Manwich, defines aioli as, "Just mayonnaise with some bullsh*t in it. You want some aioli? I'll make you some aioli."
Regardless of whether aioli is its own condiment or not (I'd argue it is), it's objectively delicious, and this stuff right here kicks it up a notch. Grab a jar and put it on your next burger.
Chicken & Muenster with Maple Bacon Aioli & Spinach Salad
- 3 slices of roast chicken
- 3 slices of muenster
- 2 slices whole grain bread
- 1 oz
- 1 oz horseradish mustard
- 2 oz spinach leaves
- 1 oz chopped red pepper
- 1 oz chopped walnuts
- 1 oz raisins
- 1 slice onion
- 1 oz Caesar salad dressing (I like Newman's Own)
- Spread the aioli on one slice of bread, the mustard on the other.
- Lay the slices of chicken on the aioli. Layer the muenster on top of that.
- Stack the onion on that.
- Toss the spinach in a bowl with the walnuts, red pepper, raisins, and dressing.
- Layer the spinach leaves on top of the onion, and place the remaining walnuts, red pepper, raisins, and dressing on top of the spinach.
- Place the other bread slice on top, mustard-side down.
- Take a picture of your sandwich and send it to me so I can post it.