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There’s Something About A Good Sarnie…

The sandwich has come a long way from a slice of ham with a dollop of mustard slapped between a couple of slices of bread.

So much so, that this beloved culinary staple will be celebrated during British Sandwich Week from May 16th to May 22nd.

From its humble beginnings to its current status as a versatile anytime-of-the-day meal option, sandwiches have captured the hearts and taste buds of people everywhere. This year, enthusiasts can explore new flavours, recipes, and ingredients to create the ultimate sandwich experience.

One of the essential elements of a delicious sandwich is high-quality ingredients, and Lakings Butchers in Louth provides just that.

Renowned for its premium British and sustainably sourced meats and artisanal products, Lakings. From succulent roast beef to savoury Lincolnshire sausages and flavourful bacon, their selection caters to every taste preference.

Sandwich inspiration

For those seeking inspiration during British Sandwich Week, Lakings Butchers offers a variety of recipe ideas to tantalise the taste buds.

Rosie Dicker’s Steak Sandwich

Elevate your sandwich game and take inspiration from our ambassador chef Rosie Dicker’s Steak Sandwich recipe.

Of her simple, yet divine creation, Rosie says: “Who doesn’t love a steak sandwich? Exactly, and this one will certainly please guests.”

Rosie’s recipe uses 700g Fillet of beef or ribeye steak, with a handful of rocket leaves and mustard mayonnaise. Once the steak is cooked – this recipe calls for it to be roasted in a very hot oven – Rosie recommends slicing the rested fillet/ribeye of beef and placing it on a platter, then putting your perfectly cooked steak on the table with toasted ciabatta or focaccia, mayonnaise and the rocket leaves to be assembled by your guests.

Classic Roast beef and Mrs Darlington’s Hot Horseradish

One option is the classic Roast Beef Sandwich, featuring thinly sliced Lakings roast beef layered between slices of freshly baked bread (we think a crusty bloomer works best but choose your favourite), accompanied by horseradish mayo (mix mayo and Mrs Darlington’s hot horseradish for a tangy yet creamy dressing) and crisp little gem lettuce for added texture and flavour.

Hot Lincolnshire Sausage with Caramelised Onion and Mustard

Alternatively, the Sausage and Caramelised Onion Sandwich, which combines juicy Lakings Lincolnshire pork sausages with sweet caramelized onions, topped with Mrs Darlington’s tangy French mustard and served on a toasted bun for a satisfying meal.

The classic BLT

A great sandwich to start your day, as well as a lunchtime staple – the classic BLT is a classic American sandwich made with crisp bacon, lettuce, and tomato on toasted bread with mayonnaise. Up your game and choose Lakings Dry Cured bacon for this winning combo.

Cold meat classic

If you’ve had a Sunday roast, popping sliced chicken, gammon, beef or pork between two slices of your favourite bread with a dollop of your favourite dressing has to be one of the easiest ways to use up any leftovers.

The origins of the humble sarnie

The origins of the sandwich can be traced back centuries, with its invention often credited to John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, in 18th-century England. Legend has it that the Earl, an avid gambler, requested his meat be served between two slices of bread so he could continue playing cards without the need for utensils. This convenient and portable meal quickly gained popularity, spreading throughout Europe and eventually around the globe.

The evolution of the sandwich

Since then, sandwiches have evolved into countless variations, reflecting the diverse culinary traditions of different regions and cultures. From the hearty pastrami and Bolognese meatball subs of America to the delicate teatime sandwiches of England and the flavourful banh mi of Vietnam, there is a sandwich to suit every palate and occasion.

During British Sandwich Week, why not get creative in the kitchen, experimenting with unique flavour combinations and innovative ingredients? Whether it’s a gourmet grilled cheese sarnie featuring Lincolnshire Dambuster cheese or a refreshing Caprese sandwich showcasing ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and fragrant basil, the possibilities are endless.

In addition to celebrating the culinary delights of the sandwich, Sandwich Week also provides an opportunity to appreciate the convenience and versatility of this beloved meal. Whether enjoyed as a quick lunch on the go, a leisurely picnic in the park, or a hearty dinner at home, sandwiches have earned their place as a timeless favourite in the world of food.

As British Sandwich Week approaches, enthusiasts can look forward to a week-long celebration of all things sandwich, from classic favourites to innovative creations. With Lakings Butchers providing premium ingredients and recipe inspiration, it’s the perfect opportunity to indulge in the simple pleasure of a well-made sandwich. So grab your bread, pile on the fillings, and join in as we pay homage to this culinary icon.

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