This year for the holidays we went down the South coast of NSW, Australia to a gorgeous little place called Callala Beach for a week. To all of you out there in the middle of winter, think turquoise ocean, white, soft sand, warm long days of nothing much but, swimming, sleeping, eating and drinking. My idea of a perfect holiday.
For our trip I managed to rustle up some yummy chicken sandwiches. They're so tasty, we wished for more for days.
Sometimes I also add a little finely diced apple through the mix or put lettuce in the sandwich before serving. This recipe is pretty adaptable so feel free to add or subtract what you like. Not that you wouldn't anyway.
2 chicken breasts, roasted and cooled
1 stick of celery, finely sliced
1/2 spanish onion, finely sliced
3 tbs parsley, finely chopped
small handful walnuts
3 tbs good quality mayonnaise
1 tsp dijon mustard
juice and rind of 1/2 lemon
salt and pepper
8 slices of buttered bread
Roughly chop the chicken and walnuts.
In a bowl mix the mayonnaise, mustard, juice and rind of half a lemon and mix with lots of salt and pepper. Taste to check seasoning and flavour.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and mix thoroughly.
Top a slice of bread with approx 2 tablespoons of the mix and pop another slice of bread on top, slice into 2 or 4 pieces and hey presto - you've got yourself some fine sandwiches.
This mix also works very well on top of cocktail toast as Canapés.