Porcini and Chorizo Sourdough Sandwich

The ‘Next-level’ Sandwich – Porcini, Chorizo and Rooibos Smoked Walnuts


This is a lesson on how to take your ingredients to the next level. For instance butter – notch it up a level by simply whipping herbs and spices into it. Try smoking your nuts to bump up their flavour and add another dimension to whatever you’re making. Pickling your veges is also a great way to level up simple ingredients.


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This sandwich definitely takes simple ingredients and powers them up a notch. You’re going to want to try this!

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porcini mushroom

pickled porcini

_ Porcini and Chorizo Sourdough Sandwich


Makes 4


For the quick pickle:

1 large porcini mushroom, sliced thinly

½ cup white wine vinegar

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

½ teaspoon oregano

2 teaspoon sugar


For the Sandwich:

½ teaspoon smoked paprika

¼ teaspoon chilli powder

100g salted butter, room temp

½ tub crème fraiche

1 lemon, zest

1 granny smith apple, sliced

chorizo slices

lettuce leaves (your fav)

pickled porcini

rooibos-smoked walnuts, chopped *see note

sourdough rye loaf


For the pickle, place the mushrooms in a jar. Heat all the ingredients and then pour over mushrooms and leave for 5-10 minutes.

To make the sandwich mix together the butter, smoked paprika and chilli powder with a spatula until combined. Spread a thick layer of the butter onto slices of bread. Top with dollops of crème fraiche and some freshly zested lemon. 

Next, add your favourite lettuce leaves and top with slices of chorizo and apple. You can warm the chorizo in a pan but it’s not necessary. Add pieces of the pickled porcini and lastly top with the smoked walnuts. Sandwich with a piece of buttered bread and enjoy!


*For how to DIY smoke at home & for the Rooibos-smoked walnut recipe head over to my facebook page 

May 19.