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Bump up your sandwiches
Pesto mayonnaise
1 bunch (about 50 leaves) fresh basil
4 cloves garlic
╝ c pine nuts
6 oz olive oil
╝ grated parmesan cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
In a blender, puree the garlic, pine nuts, and basil. Add the olive oil in a slow steady stream then add the parmesan. Blend by hand with the mayonnaise.

use on a prosciutto and fresh mozzarella sandwich

Sun-dried tomato and black olive spread
1 cup kalamata olives
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes (softened in water or olive oil)
6 cloves roasted garlic
4 oz olive oil
1 branch fresh rosemary

use this with smoked ham and asiago

Wasabi cream cheese
2 T wasabi powder mixed with water to form a loose paste
6 oz cream cheese
mix the ingredients in a mixing bowl
use on roast beef or on smoked fish like smoked salmon wrap.

Mushroom/Boursin spread
6 oz mushrooms (portabella or shiitake)
1 minced shallot
1 oz butter
1 4 oz wheel boursin cheese
Heat the butter and sautÚ the shallots. Add the mushrooms and allow to sautÚ well. When cooled, place the mushrooms in a food processor and add the boursin cheese. Add a touch of milk if necessary to soften for spreadability.
Use on roast beef sandwich

Curry mayo
1 T yellow curry powder
2 ea roasted peppers (rough chop)
1 shallot (rough chop)
4 oz mayonnaise
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend well.
Use this for a smoked turkey sandwich.

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