Italian Caprese Sandwiches

 This is one of those recipes that was so good I forgot to takes some essential photos of it.  Though lots of things in my garden are not growing well because of the drought, my tomatoes and basil are going gangbusters.  I made the fam these sandwiches the other day and they loved them.  On my homemade bread, I layered slices of Asiago, Provolone and some imported salami.

 I added some pickled red peppers, fresh Mozzarella and lots of fresh basil.

 I mixed some olive oil with balsamic glaze and brushed it on the Mozzarella.

 I topped that with slices of freshly picked tomatoes sprinkled with sea salt.

 After assembling the sandwiches, I covered them with parchment paper and put them in a 200 degree oven with another cookie sheet sitting on top of them weighted down with a frying pan.  I wanted them to press as they cooked.

Then I forgot to take pics before everyone dug into them.  This was The Blog Techs after he had begun eating it.  They did not last long.  There were many ooohs and ahhhs as they were devoured.  They are also excellent wrapped and chilled and eaten cold.  If you have any leftovers!


Anonymous said…
they do sound wonderful! Your tomatoes look good, my tomatoes and basil always did best in the heat! I grew them in a garden I made down on the lake shore,
Anonymous said…
They do look tasty!
Basil and I have never gotten along :-) I have to admit that basil is one of the few things I never manage to grow, I've even managed to grow okra in this cold climate but basil? NO!

Have a great day!
Nellie said…
Don't you love it when the family reacts so positively to what you have created?:)
These look wonderful! That will be lunch tomorrow on No Knead Rosemry Bread.
brokenteepee said…
We are just getting flowers on our tomato plants so it will be a bit before I see fruit.

These look delish!
I'm surprised the Blog Tech stopped eating so you could take the photo. I wouldn't have!
Ina in Alaska said…
They look SO GOOD!!!!
Gorgeous looking sandwiches, so great inspiration there to spice up mine today:)