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Cali Paradise Club Sandwich with California Strawberries

Cali Paradise Club Sandwich with California Strawberries

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After trying this sandwich, you’ll see why the chef that created this sandwich called it “paradise.”

ARAMARK 1st Place Recipe Contest Winner By: Chef Marino


Strawberry Vinaigrette:
12 oz. fresh California strawberries, stemmed and sliced
3/4 cup rice vinegar
3/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 oz. sugar
2 oz. scallions, sliced

Strawberry Salad
3 lb. fresh California strawberries, stemmed and sliced
1 1/2 lb. crumbled feta cheese

Ricotta Spread:
1 lb., 2 oz. ricotta cheese
6 oz. low-fat vanilla yogurt
3 oz. sugar

Honey-Pepper Bacon
72 strips turkey bacon
4 oz. honey
3 tbsp. cracked black pepper

Sandwich Rolls:
12 (7 1/2-inch) French rolls
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 oz. shredded Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 tsp. black pepper

3 lb. fresh California strawberries, stemmed and sliced
1 1/2 lb. whole Bibb lettuce leaves
1 1/2 cups toasted sliced almonds


To make Strawberry Vinaigrette, in food processor, combine strawberries, vinegar, oil and sugar. Process 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Stir in scallions.

To make Strawberry Salad, combine strawberries, feta and Strawberry Vinaigrette. Toss to mix.

To make Ricotta Spread, mix ingredients until well blended.

To make Honey-Pepper Bacon, heat convection oven to 350°F or standard oven to 400°F. On sheet pans, arrange turkey bacon in single layer. Brush with honey; sprinkle with pepper. Bake 6-8 minutes or until bacon is browned.

To make Sandwich Rolls, heat convection oven to 375°F or standard oven to 425°F. On parchment-lined sheet pan, place rolls 1 inch apart. Brush tops of rolls with oil; sprinkle with cheese and pepper. Bake 4-6 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cool to room temperature.

To assemble sandwiches, spread 2 oz. Ricotta Spread on cut sides of each roll. Layer bottom half of roll with 4 oz. strawberries, 6 lettuce leaves and 6 strips turkey bacon. Place top half of roll on sandwich and cut in half diagonally.

To serve, place 1/2 sandwich on plate. Place 3 lettuce leaves on the side; top with 4 oz. Strawberry Salad. Sprinkle salad with 1 Tbsp. almonds.

Yield: 24 servings



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