And I figure two chances are better than one, so, along with my savory French toast creation, the "Mezze Cristo," I've come up with this Mexican-style sandwich, the "Two Way Torta." Note I say Mexican style, as it's in no way a perfectly authentic Mexican torta. Not, say, like these insane creations Poppa Trix and I had at Cafeteria de Cuadrilatero, owned by former luchador (wrestler) El Super Astro:
Two Way Torta
makes 3 sandwiches
2 cups shredded chicken (well packed)
4 heaping tablespoons mayonnaise, divided
3 heaping tablespoons Mezzeta Roasted Red Pepper and Chipotle Sandwich Spread
3 heaping tablespoons Mezetta Jalapeno with Mexican Style Cheese Spread
3 tablespoons chopped scallion (green part), divided
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice, divided
pinch of salt
fresh ground pepper, to taste
1 each small red and yellow tomato, sliced
1 avocado, sliced
6 rings Mezzetta Deli Sliced Hot Jalapeno peppers, chopped
6 rings Mezzetta Deli Sliced Tamed Jalapeno peppers, chopped
Fresh cilantro sprigs, for garnish
3 torta rolls (bolillo) or 3 ciabatta rolls
To make the red chicken salad, combine 1 cup of the chicken, 2 tablespoons of the mayo, the Mezzetta red pepper and chipotle spread, 1 1/2 tablespoons of the chopped scallions, 1 teaspoon of the fresh lime juice, a pinch of salt and black pepper to taste. Do the same thing to make the green chicken salad, this time using the Mezzetta Jalapeno with Mexican Style Cheese Spread.
To assemble the tortas, cut each roll in half and scoop out the soft part of the bread on the bottom half of the roll. Place 1/3 of the green chicken salad on one side and 1/3 of the red chicken salad on the other side. Top the green chicken salad with 1/3 of the hot jalapeno peppers; the red side with 1/3 of the tamed jalapeno peppers. Finish with 1/3 of the tomato and avocado slices and cilantro sprigs and top half of the roll. Repeat for the other two sandwiches.
I may not win the $25,000, but making and eating these sandwiches was certainly no hardship!