Sunday, 16 October 2011

Recipes - The Italian Job

Every now and then I get a craving that can not be satisfied by anything other than this sandwich!  Combining roast vegetables with fresh salad, spicy salami and creamy cheese - The Italian Job really hits the spot.  It's like the best of antipasto squeezed between some quality bread!

60g spicy salami
1/4 cup roast capsicum, sliced
1 small eggplant
1 tomato, sliced
10g rocket
1-2 tbs olive tapenade
20g ricotta
1 bread roll eg pana di casa, focaccia, ciabatta
1 tbs lemon juice
salt and pepper to season

Step 1 - Top and tail eggplant and cut 4 thin slices, about 5mm, from the middle.  Sprinkle both sides of each slice with lemon juice and salt.  Heat a grill pan on high and cook for 2-3 minutes, turning once, until soft, slightly charred and cooked through.  Set aside to cool.
Step 2 - Cut roll and spread one side with olive tapenade and the other side with ricotta.  Layer remaining ingredients between bread and season lightly with pepper.

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