The Hawaiian

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  • Serves 6 people

Is Hawaiian pizza your guilty pleasure? If so, this one's for you. Inspired by Bar Brosé's "late-night sandwich", this is all about tangy pineapple pickle and excellent leg ham and Gruyère. Chef Analiese Gregory adds 'nduja to her touchstone toastie - a sure-fire way to amp up the spice factor if the fancy takes you. 

  • 150 gm softened butter
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • Pinch of ground cayenne
  • 12 thick slices wholemeal or rye sourdough
  • Dijon mustard, for spreading
  • 300 gm Gruyère (preferably Comté), thinly sliced
  • 12 thick slices leg ham off the bone
  • Coriander cress (optional), to serve
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  • Pineapple relish
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp coarsely crushed coriander seeds
  • 500 gm pineapple (about ½ small pineapple), peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
01   For pineapple relish, heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, add onion, garlic and chilli and sauté until onion is translucent (4-5 minutes). Stir in coriander seeds until fragrant, then add remaining ingredients and 125ml water. Season to taste, bring to the boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer until jammy (10-12 minutes). Transfer to an airtight container and cool to room temperature. Pineapple relish will keep refrigerated for 2 weeks.
02   Preheat a sandwich press. Combine butter and spices in a bowl and season to taste. Spread bread with spiced butter, place half the slices butter-side down and spread with mustard, then layer with half the cheese, then ham and relish, then remaining cheese and sandwich with remaining bread slices butter-side up and toast in sandwich press (3-4 minutes). Serve scattered with cress.

Topics:

SOURDOUGH BREAD, SPRING, SANDWICH, SNACK, PINEAPPLE, CHEESE, GRUYÈRE, TOASTIE, HAM

Recipe:

EMMA KNOWLES

Photography:

BEN DEARNLEY

Styling:

EMMA KNOWLES , CLAIRE DELMAR

Drinking Suggestion:

PERFUMED HOPPY PACIFIC ALE. , suggested by MAX ALLEN

FEATURED IN

Sep 2016

Sep 2016

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