This post is a part of Lovely Lady Lunch–where I take some time, once a week, to make myself a real lunch. I might read a book, flip through a magazine, or watch a show. The idea is to enjoy a delicious lunch and just take a minute in the middle of the day to chill. I encourage you to share your lovely lady lunches on media using the tag #lovelyladylunch!
I’m calling this sandwich the ham and jam, mostly because it rhymes, but to be more accurate it’s a prosciutto, camembert, arugula sandwich with grainy mustard and apricot jam. I think ham & jam is a little easier to say, and I’m a goober who likes a cheesy rhyme. Speaking of cheese, it’s kind of like a cheese plate fell into a sandwich, and it’s basically what salty/sweet dreams are made of. The apricot jam is sweet, but it’s balanced by zingy mustard and peppery arugula. The camembert is lush and buttery with some cheesy funk, and the prosciutto provides delicious, porky salt. This sandwich has layers upon layers of flavor but, it’s super simple and comes together in so quickly. Which is exactly what #lovelyladylunch is about.
Side note: Using an entire demi-baguette might make a bit of a hefty sandwich and you might have to take a nap. I ended up wrapping half of the sandwich up and eating it the next day. I just let it sit out for about 20 minutes to take the chill off the bread and cheese.
- 1 demi baguette
- 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
- 1 tablespoon apricot jam
- 3 thin slices camembert cheese
- 3 thin slices proscuitto
- 1 small handful arugula leaves
- Slice the demi baguette in half lengthwise. Spread one half with the mustard and the other half with the jam. Layer on the camembert, prosciutto, and arugula. Cut in half on a bias and enjoy!