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Toasted Serrano ham sandwich with Aged Havarti and Padrón peppers

Toasted Serrano ham sandwich with Aged Havarti and Padrón peppers

A tasty twist on classic comfort food - our recipe for Toasted Serrano ham sandwich with aged havarti and Padrón peppers is a mix of strange and familiar flavours. The taste will spark old memories of toasted sandwiches - while adding new intense flavours of padrón peppers, nutty havarti and salty, cured ham to the mix.

Roasted/Toasted Peppery

ingredients

  • 7 ounces padron peppers
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lemon
  • 8 slices wholegrain bread
  • 8 slices serrano ham
  • 4⅖ ounces Castello® Aged Havarti

preparation

1. Rinse the Padrón peppers and let the dry off.

2. Add the olive oil to a frying pan and make sure it is warm before adding the Padrón peppers.

3. Fry for 3-4 minutes and stir the peppers occasionally to make sure they fry evenly.

4. Season with salt, pepper and freshly squeezed lemon juice.

5. Cut slices of Castello Aged Havarti and place on a slice of toast with Serrano ham and Padrón peppers.

6. Finish with a few slices of Havarti and a slice of toast on top.

7. Remove the crust and place the sandwiches in a toaster or panini grill for 3-5 minutes until the toast is golden.

8. Cut the sandwiches diagonally and serve on a wooden board with fried Padrón peppers.

Tips & tricks

This tapas dish goes excellently with a glass of white wine. The salty and rich flavours and textures of this toasted sandwich would suggest a dry and crisp Riesling without too much sweetness or body.