I am spreading the sandwich love with my Turkey Sandwich with Chive Parmesan Biscuits and a Red Hot Chili Pepper Aioli. If you are looking for a delicious flaky biscuit this Chive Parmesan Biscuit recipe will make you very happy. Lovely, light and flaky texture with a slightly salty and buttery flavor goes perfect with everything.
This post is sponsored by the lovely people at Mezzetta. As always all opinions are my own.
Mezzetta asked me to help spread the sandwich love for their 7th Annual $25,000 Mezzetta “Make That Sandwich“Contest. Not only does the grand prize winner receive $25,000 two runner-up winners receive $1,000. I was happy to extend the information to the viewers of A Healthy Life For Me, because I know you guys have mad cooking skills and could become the big winner.
I went through two sandwiches before I decided on this one to use as an inspiration for you guys. The first sandwich was stuffed like a pizza bowl, it was okay, but to much bread. The second one was an open face sandwich that I used the Red Hot Chili Pepper Aioli on and I topped it with a fried egg. That one was pretty good, but a little weak on mass and was not a very pretty sandwich, yes looks do matter when you are a food blogger. Then food not the blogger.
Then a friend of mine posted on Facebook that she was making chive and salt bread and I got to thinking that a small biscuit with chives and cheese would be the bomb as a sandwich bread. And as they say “a sandwich was born”. Well, they don’t say that, but I did and this small beautiful (yes I said beautiful, it is) sandwich was perfect. The turkey and Gruyere cheese (you can use any hard yellow cheese that you like) is perfect with the Red Hot Chili Pepper Aioli kick and the spiciness of the Arugula. Mezetta’s grilled artichoke is the consummate addition to this little sammie that could.
So make up my sandwich tonight for din-din and get inspired to come up with your own sandwich and enter the Mezetta “Make That Sandwich Contest”. Comment at the bottom of this post about your inspirational sandwich and tell me if you entered and I will vote for all of you.
- [br][b]Chive Parmesan Biscuits[/b]
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 stick cold unsalted butter, diced
- 3/4 cup of buttermilk
- 1/3 cup of finely grated Parmesan Cheese
- 1/4 cup of chopped fresh chives
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- [br][b]Red Hot Chili Pepper Aioli[/b]
- 1 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup Mezzetta Red Hot Chili Pepper Spread
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Line bakesheet with parchment.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
- Add the butter and mix on low speed until the butter is the size of peas. With the mixer on low, add the half-and-half and beat until just mixed. Add the chives, parmesan cheese and mix until just combined.
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until top surface is smooth.
- Shape dough into a rectangle and using a rolling pin, roll dough to 3/4 inch thickness. Use a knife or a metal bench scraper and cut into 2 1/2 inch squares.
- Place biscuits on parchment lined bakesheet one inch apart.
- Brush tops with melted butter and bake at 450 degrees F for about 12-14 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for five minutes.
- Add chili pepper spread, garlic, mayonnaise and olive oil in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
- Season with a pinch of kosher salt and black pepper.
- (The aioli can be made 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)