Ultimate Picnic Sandwiches

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Ultimate Picnic Sandwich
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A dream of a sandwich. Perfect layers of herbed butter, peppery arugula, cured meats, and brie all between fresh baguette. I could eat this every week for lunch and be very happy!


1 large baguette, fresh
1/4 cup salted butter
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
1/4 cup fig preserves
6-8 ounces various cured meats (see note)
6 ounces brie cheese, sliced
2 cups arugula
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Pinch of kosher salt


  1. For butter, mash together room temperature butter with fresh parsley. Set aside.
  2. Cut fresh baguette longwise and smear bottom half of the baguette with the herbed butter.
  3. Top with fig preserves.
  4. Layer on cured meats followed by slices of brie cheese. For the brie, cut off any large pieces of rind.
  5. In a small bowl toss together arugula with lemon juice and pinch of salt. Add the arugula to the top of the sandwich followed by the top half of the baguette.
  6. Cut baguette into 4 even sandwiches and wrap each one tightly in paper or plastic wrap. Eat the same day for the most deliciousness.

NOTE: You can use any cured meat for this sandwich, honestly. I like a mix of prosciutto, salami, and capocollo. You could use all salami if you wanted or any other classic cured meat. I wouldn’t use over 8 ounces for the entire sandwich or it can start to feel too heavy.

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