The Italian

Next destination on my sandwich quest is Italy! This is a sandwich which I must admit I have often ignored at food markets and the like; distracted by the piled high, heart attack meat feasts that hijack both my nose and eyes (that have proven many times to be bigger than my belly). Don’t get me wrong those sandwiches will of course have their place on the blog in the future, but the Italian, although seemingly less evasive to the senses, makes you wanting more from the first bite.

No ingredient in this sandwich drowns another out but instead balance each other perfectly to make a fresh and authentic fusion of YUM. I bought the ciabatta bread from my local (yay!) bakery – The Old Post Office, reminding me that there’s nothing better than freshly baked bakery bread at the weekend.

This sandwich is so easy to put together so make it a work lunch to look forward to or a weekend winner!

Ingredients:
1 large ciabatta
3 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp Pesto
1 jar of charred peppers
Prosciutto ham
Serano ham (or any other Italian hams)
1 ball of mozzarella, sliced
Fresh basil leaves
1 large tomato, sliced

Method:

  1. Slice the Ciabatta down the middle lengthways and sprinkle the insides with the balsamic vinegar. Spread one side with the pesto.
  2. Start your layering of ingredients with the peppers, covering the length of the ciabatta with one layer. Next place 1 layer of each type of ham, the mozzarella, basil leaves and finally the tomato slices.
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