In our tiny village in Italy, I get amazing sourdough bread for my family from the lovely people of The Beehive Hostel in Rome (a great place to stay once travel resumes).
Turns out, the family who owns it lives in our town and with COVID destroying tourism, they’ve turned to making food and selling it. Nice pivot.
One of the things we buy from them, well two (I’ll share the other in a minute), is homemade sourdough bread, just like I used to make pre-carnivore and pre-travel days. It’s the good stuff: just water, flour, salt, and starter, and delicious.
One day I ate a lot. The next day I ate carnivore. Balance, huh?
I usually start my day with beef (lately, a steak), but I’ve been enjoying a lot of this bread the past couple of weeks. And with the bread, I’ve made a strange sandwich that is addictive.
The reason it’s strange is because it also has hummus on it. And salmon. Now, even though I sometimes eat sourdough bread, napoletana pizza, and rice… even pasta on occasion, I usually eschew beans and legumes. I haven’t had hummus in years.
But, for the hell of it, I made an exception when I ordered The Beehive’s hummus. I wanted to support them. Plus? The strangest thing… it just sounded good. So I bought some, fully expecting to only buy it once.
I put it on this weird open-faced sandwich I’m about to share and frankly my mind was kinda blown. Greg’s too.
Why in the hell is it so tasty? Something about the synergy of ingredients.
Anyway, without further ado, here is this Very Strange Delicious Sandwich.
From the bottom to top:
- sourdough bread
- thick smear of butter
- thick, thick smear of hummus
- Mustard, Cholula hot sauce, and BBQ sauce from a squirt bottle (all 3)
- black pepper
- canned wild-caught salmon (though, tuna would be great too, maybe sardines if you like those)
- quality olive oil (like this one)
- dried oregano, optional
One day I didn’t have hummus, because Greg ate the rest of it in the middle of the night, so I used cream cheese instead. Not. the. same.
And that time with the cream cheese, I added pickles. That was fine, but not necessary.
Anyway. I hope you and yours are doing well.
Apart from eating strange salmon sandwiches, I’m working on romance novel number nine, and we’re almost ready to publish number eight, Christmas Beauty in about ten days!
The weather just dropped to mid 40s during the day here so I’m wearing a bigger coat on my wonderful almost-daily walks.