Ditch The Knife and Fork... The Sandwich that Won Our Hearts and the Recipe Contest

Our latest contest theme "Your Best Dish Disguised as a Sandwich" challenged our talented and creative Food52 community to take their favorite dish and turn it into a hand-held meal. This was no small feat but the community was certainly up to the challenge and the entries did not disappoint.

We tested and tasted our way through a global array of sandwiches and we were able to narrow it down to two: an elegant Shrimp Francese Sandwich featuring a delicious and spicy tomato and hot cherry pepper bruschetta topping with gooey cheese from Daddy_Chef_DoDoDoDoDoDo's and a delightfully layered, flavor-packed Spicy Salmon "Bento" Bagel Sandwich with Cucumber Salad, a playful take on the very popular bento box from Joni Goldbach.