It’s Saturday. I woke up later than I have in for-ev-er, and I have a call-free weekend (no work, no need to carry a pager. Amazing). So, it made sense to me to try to cook something for lunch. All I could think about eating, though, was a sandwich that I had at ink.sack (http://mvink.com) in LA a few weeks ago. I’m a sucker for celebrity chef-owned restaurants, and could hardly wait to try the sandwiches at Michael Voltaggio’s restaurant, located very conveniently near my sister’s apartment (shout out to V). I ordered the Jose Andres, which was a delicious combination of serrano ham, chorizo, lomo, and manchego cheese, along with roasted red peppers and lettuce on a fresh roll. Since I couldn’t think of anywhere to buy a similar sandwich today, I decided to make it myself. I went to Russo’s (http://russos.com, the BEST market ever and only place to buy produce in the Boston area, in my opinion) to buy the ingredients. I made a few substitutions; hot salami for chorizo, arugula for romaine, and pickled red peppers for roasted. I omitted the lomo altogether.
Now, you’re ready to assemble. Start by placing half of the arugula on each roll.
Next, add 4 slices of the ham, each folded in half, and then four slices of salami, to each sandwich.
Now, place three slices of cheese on top.
Top with half of the red peppers.
Cut it in half, and you’re done! I was so excited to eat this, that the sandwich was upside down. Oh well.