Monday, 26 April 2021

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JOE & THE JUICE Copycat Sandwich

Ingredients:

1. 4 - 6 slices of avocado 

2. 6 slices of tomatoes

3. 6 slices of cucumber

4. a handful of salat - baby spinach leaves, etc.

5. 2 slices of whole-wheat bread (Javisst fuldkornsklemmer)

6. 1 TBS of homemade basil pesto

7. Spread of butter (Actually JOE & THE JUICE doesn't use this. This is solely for my family)

8. 3 slices of Serrano ham, salmon or chicken as desired

Directions:

1. Toast 2 slices of bread and let cool if possible.

2. Spread butter on each side of each slice of bread.

3. Spread homemade basil pesto.

4. Add cucumber, tomato, mozzarella cheese, avocado, ham and salat.

5. Put the sandwich together and it's all done :-)

Additional Information:

Daddy FECS and Our Little FECS’ absolutely love JOE & THE JUICE sandwiches. The Danes have a way of making healthy, delicious and nutritious sandwiches winning way above the Americans and popular all around the world also in the US and Singapore. And boy they are expensive in Singapore!!! 

So they have been asking me to research the recipe. So I tried to make a JOE & THE JUICE copycat sandwich for our canoe trip on Sunday (All good things must copy right? That’s my motto... I am a Chinese 😂)

The secret lies in the homemade basil pesto (it wouldn’t work with store-bought pesto).. and more which we haven’t discovered yet... 

P.S. At least Daddy FECS gave the thumbs up for my imitation product. He said he couldn’t tell any difference except we don’t have a panini toast presser 😂 Aaawww... what a darling supporter... no complaints at all. With such encouragements, I can surely toil in the kitchen all day... while they canoed leisurely at the lakes and enjoyed the sandwiches ❤️ 

Update 1 May 2021:

Today during our yearly spring picnic, we found out from Daddy FECS' childhood friend who is a board member of the JOE & THE JUICE that the secret to the sandwiches is the freshly made pesto every morning and the special whole-wheat bread made by Kohberg. They don't use butter at all!!! And the bread is delivered all over the world. Now I know why JOE & THE JUICE sandwiches in Singapore is so much more expensive!!! They are imported all the way from Denmark. And no I didn't get the recipe for the bread :-(

References:

https://thecopenhagentales.com/2015/08/12/copycat-joe-the-juice-tunacado-sandwich/

https://letsblogsomeshit.dk/lav-dine-egne-joe-the-juice-sandwich-juice/

Videos I found from Youtube:




For the bread, I use wholewheat Javisst Fuldkornsklemmer, which you can get from Netto. It comes close to the bread of JOE & THE JUICE

Add all the basil pesto ingredients (Basically a handful of basil, a handful of pine nuts or desired nuts - here I use what I have at home, which are almonds, walnuts and sunflower seeds; 80ml of olive oil, parmesan cheese 30-40g, half lemon squeezed, salt and pepper to taste) into a food processor or blender. here I am using the KitchenAid mini food processor. JOE & THE JUICE uses pinenuts. Full recipe here: 

Blend until smooth

Basil pesto done :-)

Spread on butter (Actually JOE & THE JUICE doesn't spread on butter, only pesto. This is solely for my family :-))

Spread on homemade basil pesto

Add cucumber

Add tomato

Add mozzarella cheese

Add avocado

Add Serrano ham (Available from Netto)

Add salat

Ham sandwich

Salmon sandwich

This is the one I made on Monday morning for Little FECS


You can pair it with a homemade green smoothie :-)

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