Travel restrictions have been a bummer for many of us these days. But in the kitchen, the world is your oyster! With an abundance of ingredients available, you can “travel” to many different countries in just one day. Hence, today we will be bringing you to 3 different countries for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with 3 popular sandwiches from around the world!
- Australia’s Cajun Shrimp and Avocado Oat Sandwich
- America’s Snow Crab Roll with Crispy Ultra Fine Bread
- Japan’s Beef Katsu Softmeal® Sandwich
While the sandwich filling is important, the bread that pairs with it is equally vital too! It helps to enhance the nutritional value, taste, and texture of every single bite that will determine whether a sandwich is good or excellent.
That is why for these 3 sandwich recipes, we have chosen to use Sunshine Bakeries wholemeal bread. Dedicated to the art of bread-making, Sunshine believes in producing delicious bread that is both wholesome and nutritious.
With the widest wholemeal bread range in the market, we are spoilt for choices! So, we have decided to pick these 3 bread that Singapore families love the most:
- 100% Whole Grains Ultra Fine Wholemeal Bread
- Australian Oat Soft Grain Wholemeal Bread
- Enriched Softmeal® Whole Grain Wholemeal Bread
Crafted with love and made with only the finest ingredients, we are sure that there is a wholemeal bread that will fit your nutritional needs and taste preference. Below is an infographic that will allow you to make a perfect choice for yourself and your family.
Without further ado, here are the 3 popular sandwiches from around the world!
Cajun Shrimp and Avocado Oat Sandwich
For the first meal of the day and the first destination, we are bringing you to Australia! Australia has some of the best shrimps in the world and a hearty shrimp sandwich is a popular go-to breakfast, especially during the summer.
So, to experience a taste of Australian cuisine right here in Singapore, we give you the Cajun Shrimp and Avocado Oat Sandwich!
Here are the ingredients that you will need: Sunshine Australian Oat Soft Grain Wholemeal bread, shrimps, salt, Cajun powder, egg, ripe avocado, lettuce, and tomato.
Let’s get started with the first step.
Prepare and cook the prawns and egg
Prepare the shrimps by removing the shells and vein.
#Tip: Use a toothpick to help remove the vein of the shrimp without having to slit the shrimp.
In a bowl, add the shrimps, salt, and Cajun powder. Mix well to season the shrimp.
Warm up some olive oil in a frying pan on medium-low heat and add the shrimps.
Cook until the shrimps have turned red and are slightly curled before flipping them over. Cook for another 20 seconds then set aside on a plate.
#Tip: Overcooking the shrimp will turn the meat texture rubbery. Thus, cooking the shrimps on low heat and removing them from the pan before they are fully cooked through, is the best cooking method to achieve juicy and tender shrimp.
To cook the egg, we will be using the same frying pan to keep the cooking time short. But first, wipe it down with a kitchen towel so that the residue from the prawn will not stick on the egg.
Add in a little more oil and crack in the egg. Cook on low heat until the yolk is fully cooked through.
#Tip: A runny eggy yolk will cause a mess when you bit into the sandwich.
Assemble the sandwich
Now, onto assembling the sandwich!
Place a large piece of cling wrap on a chopping board and place a slice of Sunshine Australian Oat Soft Grain Wholemeal Bread in the centre.
Baked with premium Australian Rolled Oats, the bread has a delightfully soft and slight grainy chew. It is also low in sugar, high in dietary fibre and iron, which helps to strengthen your immune system and makes this sandwich a balanced and healthy dish!
To stack the sandwich ingredients, we will be following this order.
Place one lettuce, followed by the shrimp, egg, sliced avocado, tomato slices, the second lettuce, and the bread on top.
Wrap the sandwich tightly with the cling wrap to hold its shape and slice it in half.
All that is left to do is enjoy the delicious Australian Cajun Shrimp and Avocado Oat Sandwich!
We love how healthy and delicious this sandwich is. Each ingredient is high in protein, high in dietary fibre, and low in calories. Holding them together with Sunshine’s Australian Oat Soft Grain Wholemeal bread, this sandwich is refreshing and tasty. We think it makes great picnic food too!
Snow Crab Roll with Crispy Ultra Fine Bread
For lunch, we will be serving you our adaption of one of the most delicious and popular street foods in the USA - Snow Crab Roll with Crispy Bread! The lobster roll is one of the top foods served on the menus of American food trucks and with this recipe, you will see why.
It is quick and easy, and by replacing lobster with snow crab, this recipe is more accessible to make it at home for those of us craving a taste of the USA!
Here are the ingredients that you will need: Sunshine 100% Whole Grains Ultra Fine Wholemeal Bread, snow crab meat, unsalted butter, mayonnaise, chopped celery, spring onion, pepper, lemon juice, and some sides: chips, lemon wedge, and salad.
Let’s get started.
Prepare the snow crab filling
Heat up the butter in a frying pan on low heat.
Add in the snow crab and cook for 30 seconds on each side or until it is slightly browned.
Place the cooked snow crab meat into a mixing bowl and add the diced celery, mayonnaise, spring onion, and pepper.
Mix well, cover the bowl with a cling wrap and set it in the chiller for 30 minutes. This will allow the flavours to come together.
Assemble the sandwich
Now, to assemble!
First, melt the butter in a pan on low heat and toast both slices of bread on both sides until brown and crispy.
To boost the nutrition content of the roll, we are using Sunshine 100% Whole Grains Ultra Fine Wholemeal Bread. It is made of 100% wholemeal flour which means the bread is low in sugar and high in dietary fibre, calcium, and iron!
Whole grains are an essential part of a healthy diet, and they contain more nutrients than refined grains. These nutrients will help improve your digestive system while strengthening the bones and immune system.
Place the bread on a plate and spread the snow crab filling on top. Fold the bread in half to form a roll shape.
To garnish, sprinkle more chopped spring onion on the sandwich and serve with some chips, a lemon wedge, and salad on the side for a complete meal! Squeeze the lemon on top of the sandwich to enhance the flavour with a tangy zing.
The soft creaminess of the snow crab filling against the crispiness of the bread and zesty flavour of the lemon is an irresistible combination.
That makes the Snow Crab Roll with Crispy Ultra Fine Bread perfect for a chill brunch or lunch with your friends and family!
Beef Katsu Softmeal® Sandwich
In Singapore, we have a passion for Japanese food and culture. This is a fact backed up by the numerous Japanese restaurants and stalls all around the island! Although now travel and dining out restricts our food choices, we can still enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine at home!
Today, we will show you an exquisite Japanese sandwich recipe that suits a candlelight dinner - Beef Katsu Sandwich!
Here are the ingredients that you will need: Sunshine Enriched Softmeal® Whole Grain bread, ribeye steak, sea salt, black pepper, all-purpose flour, egg, Japanese panko, tonkatsu sauce, peanut oil, and some sides: white cabbage, sesame mayonnaise, and French fries.
Let’s get started with the first step.
Prepare the beef
Season the ribeye steak with salt and pepper on both sides.
Let the steak sit in the chiller for 15 minutes to absorb the seasoning.
#Tip: For this recipe, we have chosen the ribeye cut. It is a good cut of meat that is both tender and easy to cook with no hard tendons in it. However, if you feel like splurging, feel free to get a good cut of Wagyu steak from your butcher!
To give the steak a crispy coating, we will bread it.
Fill a plate with flour and coat the steak on both sides. Shake off the excess flour before coating the steak in beaten egg on all sides.
Quickly coat the steak generously with panko on both sides and place it back to the chiller again for another 30 mins. This will allow the panko to hold better on the meat and it will give you the perfect medium-rare.
Heat oil in a pot to 190℃ and deep fry the breaded steak for 45 seconds only. If you want to get a well-done steak, fry it for a total of 1 min 15 sec.
Remove the steak from the oil and let it rest on a plate for 5 minutes.
#Tip: When choosing the steak, go for a 1-inch thick slice. If your steak is smaller or bigger, you will need to adjust the timing of cooking accordingly.
Bring the oil temperature to 180℃, add the French fries and cook as instructed on the packaging.
Toast the bread, assemble, and serve
Toast the bread for extra crispiness and trim off the crust. Instead of disposing of the crust, put them to good use by making them into tasty croutons or even cinnamon breadstick.
To balance out the fried steak, we are using Sunshine Enriched Softmeal® Whole Grain Bread that is both tasty and nutritious. Made with whole grains that contain wheat germ, bran, and endosperm, this bread is high in dietary fibre that is good for the digestive system.
Furthermore, it is also enriched with vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron, vitamin B1, B2, and B3. With the balance of healthy bread and yummy katsu beef, this meal is both nutritious and indulgent!
Use a brush or knife to evenly spread the Tonkatsu sauce generously on both slices of bread.
Place the fried steak on one of the bread slices and cover with the other.
Slice the sandwich into cubes and serve with the sides.
Who says sandwiches are not for dinner? This Beef Katsu Softmeal® Sandwich will prove them wrong!
The tender medium-rare steak with crispy breadcrumbs, tangy sauce, together with the fragrant whole grain bread proves that sandwiches can be gourmet meals too. Superbly delicious and beautiful, the Beef Katsu Softmeal® Sandwich is both restaurant and Instagram-worthy!
Inspired by these 3 popular sandwiches from around the world recipes? Put on your apron and get cooking today!
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