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Can you think of any good food mash ups?

Asked by Kardamom (31432points) March 7th, 2015

You know like pizza wrapped fish tacos, or waffles with Indian curry ladled on top.

The above examples might sound a bit weird or random, so come up with some mash ups that you think would actually taste good. Who knows, maybe you’ll come up with the next big thing.

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Kardamom's avatar

The reason I asked this question is because of the fact that I’ve been eating some rather unusual food combinations lately.

I’ve discovered that bean burritos and cheese enchiladas (leftovers that I had from a restaurant) taste really good with a side of either sauerkraut or kimchi.

I love to dip pizza in the salsa from Mexican restaurants.

Mayonnaise tastes good on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Quesadillas taste great with the addition of BBQ sauce.

I’m trying to think of something that is more of a fusion type of cuisine, like Thai and Mexican, or Japanese and Southwestern, or Indian and Italian.

Can you guys think of anything that might actually taste good (not just random stuff that’s thrown together)?

DrasticDreamer's avatar

I’ve always liked peanut butter and pickle sandwiches ever since I was a kid. Years ago, I used to frequent another Q&A website that no longer exists and I told people about it on there. Everyone thought I was insane, but a few people were willing to try it. After the fact, they all got back to me and let me know that they really enjoyed it.

Kardamom's avatar

@DrasticDreamer That sounds really good. I’ve had a hamburger (in my case a veggie burger) at a restaurant that had peanut butter, pickles and mayonnaise in addition to the lettuce, tomato and onion. It was soooooo good.

JLeslie's avatar

Chicken breast and zucchini sandwiches. I like it best on flatbread actually.

1TubeGuru's avatar

Sometimes I make peanut butter and banana sandwiches.

JLeslie's avatar

I thought peanut butter and banana is a classic? I don’t like it or eat them, but I’ve always known about them.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Banana wrapped in bacon.

1TubeGuru's avatar

@JLeslie I think that I read somewhere that Elvis’s cook used to make him peanut butter bacon and banana sandwiches. I was not aware that peanut butter and banana sandwiches were considered a classic.

ucme's avatar

I like to crumble a beef stock cube on my roast dinner/beans/tomato soup.

gailcalled's avatar

Old news, but I always add relish and lemon juice to tuna salad and tarragon to chicken and egg salad.

JLeslie's avatar

@1TubeGuru I think it is because of Elvis people know the combination. I don’t think a lot of people eat it, but I thought it lost it’s unusualness. Although, I do agree that it isn’t something people would normally think to put together.

Kardamom's avatar

I was just perusing Pinterest and a few ideas popped into my head. I was looking at a bunch of different pizzas, when I thought it would be totally yummy to use enchilada sauce instead of marinara, then add a layer of refried beans, some shredded jack cheese, some jalapeƱos, some red bell pepper slices, and some black olives. Bake the pizza, then add some fresh chopped cilantro and green onion and then add a few dollops of sour cream and guacamole. Doesn’t that sound delicious?

The other thing that sounds good to me is to make something like a lasagna, but using flour tortillas instead of lasagna noodles. Roll up some tortillas around some meatballs (veggie in my case) add some shredded mozzarella cheese, put them in a casserole pan and pour over some marinara sauce, add more shredded cheese along with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese, then bake.

Then I thought about a Thai taco. Take a regular corn taco shell, fill it with cold Baked Marinated Tofu, add some shredded lettuce, fresh bean sprouts, thinly sliced fresh red radish, some pickled sliced hot Thai chilies, and Thai Peanut Sauce.

Coloma's avatar

@Kardamom Mayo on PBJ sandwiches, woman, your egg has cracked. lol
I like tortillas with creme cheese and ortega green chilis, and I roll uo cabbage leaves sread with miracle whip. Yummy. Otherwise, I am not really one for extreme experimentation, I like my standard combos.

gailcalled's avatar

I grew up routinely eating peanut butter and bacon sandwiches and had friends who liked pb and banana, well before anyone in my family had heard of Elvis (even though we were almost contemporaries). Is it possible we also had peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sandwiches? I know we had a jar of the fluff around.

JLeslie's avatar

I definitely knew people who ate peanut butter and Fluff sandwiches.

jaytkay's avatar

@DrasticDreamer peanut butter and pickle sandwiches

Oh, yeah! My mom made those when I was a kid.

Also, here’s another vote for peanut butter and mayonnaise. I haven’t tried that for many years, but I suspect it’s best with the common sweetened peanut butter, not natural peanut butter (just ground peanuts). I recall the combination was delicious because of the contrast between the smooth sweet peanut butter and the slightly sharp mayo.

Next isn’t really a flavor mash-up, just a mechanical one. But I never buy bread and I always have tortillas on hand. So I know that flour tortillas are much better than hotdog buns, you can wrap the whole dog and toppings, stuff doesn’t fall out the top.

“Spam sushi” (the real name is musubi) was common at my local Japanese markets in L.A. It’s good. Give it a try.

dxs's avatar

In regards to the BBQ quesadillas, a popular thing I’ve run into frequently is Buffalo quesadillas.

ucme's avatar

Bangers & Mash…hahahahahahahaha…mash up…oh forget it !!

ibstubro's avatar

We used to make fun of our some-time neighbors when I was a kid because they were so poor they ate (home canned) green bean sandwiches. Now, it doesn’t sound too bad. I think a case could be made for green bean salad/sandwich filling.

I love Dorito and Miracle Whip (but using the much better tasting Aldi ‘salad dressing’) sandwiches. Pimento cheese and pretzel sandwiches.

Of course, there’s my classic cornbread waffles with navy bean topping and grilled cheddar with sardine sandwiches.

Coloma's avatar

I love tomato sandwiches. Toasted bread, mayo, sliced tomatos and S&P. Yummy!

rojo's avatar

Just the old standard, Peas and Mashed potatoes.

ibstubro's avatar

Once my nephew was dipping cheddar cheese sticks in Blueberry yogurt. My sister and I were both, like, YUCK! Then one of us wondered if we should try it. Pretty good. LOL

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