Monday, September 15, 2008

The World's Best Sandwich

We took a bit of a blogging hiatus this summer, but rest assured we ate MANY amazing meals.

It's time to get back in gear, though, and so I thought I'd ease myself in with a quick and easy post about my all-time favourite sandwich. I think the first time I had this sandwich, I was in an Ottawa restaurant. That was ages ago, though, and the version I make today probably doesn't resemble the original at all. But that doesn't matter to me because I think my version is perfect!

Roasting zucchini and eggplant
I slice the eggplant and zucchini thinly and sprinkle some salt over it. I let it sweat for a bit, and then dab off the moisture. Then I brush on a garlic and olive mixture and bake it in the oven for 10-12 minutes.

Sundried tomato pesto
This part is usually different every time I make it, but tonight I had sundried tomatoes marinated in oil, walnuts, fresh thyme, and Parmesan on hand. They all went into the Cuisinart, and I mixed them into a paste.

The rest
Of course, it's important to choose a really delicious bread. Tonight's sandwich was made from a lovely pumpkin seed loaf. For greens, I used arugula: delish, peppery, herby. I toasted the bread, layered the fixings on, including asiago cheese. I always use asiago in the World's Best Sandwich. I think it's important.



c-licious said...

Sure, the sandwich looks great*. But we know who the real star of this post is...the Cuisinart!!

*when do I get to eat it? you know I'll never go to all that work myself...

Meg Whetung said...

Mmm, this sounds so great Claire. I'm happy you guys are back from the summer hiatus!

I think I'll make these for our girls getaway this weekend - I'm in charge of Saturday lunch. I've got a messy list of menu possibilities going, but I think this just beat them all! I'm thinking I'll add some chicken and goat cheese, and serve them with a salad of apples, celery and walnuts. I'll report back :)

claire said...

How was lunch, Meg?