I wasn’t able to make it to a barbecue with Jac’s family recently, but Jac’s brother Brad (remember the Christmas BBQ meats whisperer? :)) and his fiancee Kelsie sent Jac home with a little alfoil package for me – inside, half a dozen chilli and garlic prawns. They smelled wonderful, and I ate one cold, straight out of the alfoil. It was plump, beautifully bursty and deliciously garlicky. I made sure I sucked every last bit of prawn meat out of the tail!
I decided I would use the rest of the prawns in a sandwich for our lunches the next day. We had bits and pieces in the fridge to use up – leftover beef chipolatas, sliced cold turkey breast, a couple of pieces of KFC, and salad Jac had brought home from the barbie. I went to bed planning our sandwiches in my head. I like to make the sandwiches in the morning before work, so they’ll be as fresh and unsoggy as possible, and sometimes I dream about them the night before.
This was probably the fanciest and most interesting selection of sandwiches I’ve made for us. I like to pack us sandwiches for lunch every now and then because I know how much Jac enjoys them, but I’m really not that excited by sandwiches. This time, though, I was really looking forward to them, especially the prawn ones. As usual, I packed our sandwiches in our Tupperware sandwich keepers. You can buy these from Tupperware, but in different colours – these dark pink and dark blue ones are no longer available.
Across the top: hard boiled egg and aioli with lettuce and mashed avocado. Then starting from the left: turkey breast, Beerenberg green tomato pickle and cucumber; beef chipolatas with lettuce and chilli jam; KFC, Kewpie mayo and wholegrain mustard with lettuce; garlic and chilli prawns, lemon myrtle dressing and lettuce.
The chilli jam and lemon myrtle were Christmas gifts I’ve mentioned previously. We’ve been really enjoying them.
Here’s a close-up of the note I put in with Jac’s sandwiches, featuring Tubby (the cat) and Bluey (the bird).
The prawn sandwich was my favourite. That lemon myrtle was fantastic with the prawns. The chipolatas and chillli jam were a great combination too. I think prawn sandwiches are a definite goer in future. Prawns add an element of decadence to an otherwise simple lunch, I think. They weren’t prawny-smelly either.