When you're in the mood for something out of the ordinary at lunchtime, these unique sandwiches will hit the spot. Try a tuna sandwich inspired by Nicoise salad, a Vietnamese-style sloppy joe, a muffuletta, Italian braised pork with caramelized apples, or a luxurious lobster roll.
Seafood takes on a casual attitude when made into sandwiches. Enjoy convenient canned tuna dressed up with fresh herbs, zesty dressings, or crunchy fresh vegetables; grilled salmon fillets; fresh tuna burgers; simple and delicate lobster, shrimp, and crab salads; and po'boys made with crunchy fried flounder or scallops.
You'll look forward to lunch when one of our all-time favorite sandwiches is on the menu. Choose from time-honored classics such as chicken, egg, or ham salad; deli mainstays like BLTs and Reubens; American regional specialties, including po'boys and lobster rolls; and lots more.
The key to this dish is to leave the heavy lifting to a fish purveyor, who often will steam the shellfish and shuck the oysters for a minimal charge. Make the simple sauces earlier in the day, and your work is done. For the serving tray, buy crushed ice or place a few cups of ice in a plastic bag, wrap in a dish towel, and crush using a rolling pin or a meat tenderizer.