You know those days when you make a detailed list of things to buy at the grocery store, then that list becomes meaningless as soon as you enter Trader Joe's? Yup that exact thing happened to me today. I had a clear plan: buy snacks and canned foods at Trader Joe's, then head to Mariano's for all the produce. Nope. I basically walked into TJ's, headed straight to the sample counter, and instantly picked up the wasabi mayonnaise after trying a pretzel bread+chicken+wasabi mayo sample. Wasabi can be overpowering, but somehow this mayo had just the right proportion of wasabi to mayo.
This sandwich is in my top 3 of all sandwiches I've made, ever. The pretzel bread has a warm, beautiful, welcoming aroma which pairs well with the spicy, pungent wasabi mayo. Now that I've effectively described the smell of the bread using adjectives usually reserved for temperature, sight, and general "feelings", I'll continue on with the recipe.
- 2 mini loaves pretzel bread
- 2 tsp wasabi mayonnaise
- 4 slices gouda cheese
- 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
- few thin slivers of red onion
- Red pepper flakes
- small handful of arugula
Pre-heat sandwich maker. Slice pretzel bread lengthwise and grill until the bread warms through. Spread the wasabi mayo on one side of the bread, then add gouda and mozzarella cheeses. Place a few slivers of red onion on the bread and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Top with arugula, place the other slice of bread on top, and close the sandwich maker to melt the cheeses. Serve warm.