Emeril’s new Kicked-Up Sandwiches Cookbook Rocks! #SeriousSandwich

Emeril's Smoked Salmon Bagel with Mascarpone Cheese

EMERIL’s new Kicked-Up Sandwiches Cookbook Rocks!

You all know how much I absolutely adore Emeril Lagasse.   I can still remember the first time I watched Essence of Emeril, I had to watch it because my mother said so.  You see, it’s a Portuguese thing.  When my mother first discovered Emeril and realized he was Portuguese, you would have thought they were related.  He’s a Portuguese Chef and he’s on TV.  Seriously, that was enough, the fact that he was Portuguese meant that we just had to love him.   Portugal is such a tiny country and if you are an immigrant, you learn at a very young age that you are to support anyone who is Portuguese.  Let me tell you, the Portuguese have each others backs unconditionally.

After watching the first couple of episodes, I too fell in love with Emeril and loved hearing his stories about his Portuguese mother, Hilda.  I found myself trying his recipes and practicing my BAM’s!  Imagine how excited I was when I was received an email from Morrow Cookbooks asking me to participate in Emeril Lagasse’s Serious Sandwich Cookalong!  I couldn’t wait  to take a peek at Emeril’s Kicked-up Sandwiches Cookbook before it is even came out.  I don’t know who was more excited me, my mother or Reis.

Reis and I have had so much fun going through this cookbook and picking out our favorites to share with all of you.  We hit the grocery store and ran to the kitchen to start creating amazing sandwiches from Emeril’s Kicked-up Sandwiches Cookbook.

The first sandwich I got to choose.  Since I am crazy about Salmon, I couldn’t wait to try the Smoked Salmon Bagel with Mascarpone Cheese.  All I can tell you is….BAM!  This Sandwich Rocks!  The mascarpone takes this sandwich over the top.  Adding a little lemon zest to the mascarpone cheese created a wonderful surprise when you bite into it.   This sandwich gets a perfect 10 from me!  The next one coming up was chosen by Reis and it is just as good if not better.

Do I have you excited to try this cookbook?  Here’s the best part, I am giving away a copy to one of my followers.  All you have to do is tell me your favorite Emeril Legasse recipe in the comments below and BAM! I get to choose a favorite as my winner.

Here are some other great ways to stay connected with Emeril and Morrow Cookbooks:

I am honored to be in the great company of these other bloggers participating in Emeril Lagasse’s Serious Sandwich Cookalong. They will be sharing their favorites from Emeril Lagasse’s Kicked-up Sandwiches Cookbook.  Just follow the #SeriousSandwich hashtag and be prepared to drool.


  1. says

    Good choice with this sandwich – your photo has me drooling! I love everything bagels almost as much as straight-up salt bagels. Might have to alter this one a bit 😉

  2. says

    My favorite Emeril recipe is his Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze. I love a good coffee cake and this one is wonderful!

  3. Kyra @KyraTX says

    I remember the first time I saw him make his kale and chorizo soup. I love this soup, and I loved when Hilda came on the show to cook with him.

  4. Amanda Christensen says

    I love his shrimp étouffée! It’s so rich and creamy and delicious with just the right amount of BAM!

  5. says

    I don’t know if I have a favourite recipe but I did watch Emeril on TV a long time ago and he made a very easy basic tomato sauce with onions, fresh tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, basil and seasoning. Love it and use it forever and always … simply outstandingly deliciously simple!

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