So now I have a new kitchen, one that doesn’t come with the ‘strictly vegetarian’ tag. Sadly, I don’t have the time that I used to have to spend there. For better part, this bright, airy and well-cupboarded kitchen is used to set up the clothes drying stand (a must-have in rain-soaked Mumbai at the minute!).
But today, the sun came out after four days of non-stop rain. Yes, I know the monsoons have been a welcome respite from the heat but the colour of the sky has a direct impact on my mood. I took heart after the gloomy weekend.
I didn’t really have the time for an elaborate meal, what with a full schedule to think of. But I did have a packet of Venky’s salami cuts in my freezer. The boy introduced me to the joy of cold cuts and I’ve been delighting over them ever since. Last week, I chopped up sausages into the pasta that I rustled up on a whim. The leftovers of that experiment came in handy for my lunch today.
- 1/4 packet of Venky’s (Cold Cut Chicken Salami slices – 10 slices for Rs.30)
- Amul cheese cubes
- Green olives (My personal favorites are whole, seedless & pimento-stuffed)
- Four slices of bread (I used brown)
- Thaw the salami in the microwave. I only let it go till the frosty ice had all melted away. Then I drained the water and let it mircrowave for another 10 seconds, till it was soft but not hot.
- Grate cheese over 1 slice of brown bread.
- Lay out a salami slice onto it. I succeeded in tearing a couple of salami slices while getting them out of the pack, so I arranged them around to fill the entire square area of the bread slice.
- Chop green olives in thin slices over the salami.
- Grate another layer of cheese over this.
- Cover with another slice of brown bread.
Serves one too lazy/busy to cook stomach. I washed mine down with a glass of guava juice. How’s that for a nutritious, tasty, filling and easy meal?!
For the extra carnivorous among you, meat it up by adding more salami slices in the layer. If you have a big mouth, make a three-tier sandwich!
I love how colourful this looks. You can also add ketchup between layers or tomato slices for a brighter sandwich.
Also served at Plain Salted.