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Friday, September 2, 2016
Warm Caprese Sandwich Recipe
1 head garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil
(1 pound) loaf ciabatta bread, split in half horizontally
1/2 tablespoon fresh Burpee oregano, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh Burpee parsley, chopped
12 leaves fresh Burpee basil leaves
3 ripe BushSteak tomatoes, sliced
½ teaspoon kosher salt
8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Cut off the top of the head of garlic to expose the cloves, trimming about 1/4 inch off of the top of each clove. Place the garlic onto a sheet of aluminum foil, drizzle all over with 1 tablespoon olive oil, then gather the foil up around the garlic and twist to seal at the top. Place in preheated oven and bake until the cloves are tender, about 35 minutes. Remove garlic from oven; do not turn oven off. Squeeze garlic from cloves into a small dish; mash into a paste.
Place bread on a baking sheet, cut side up. Toast bread in preheated oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and drizzle with remaining olive oil, then spread with garlic paste and sprinkle with oregano and parsley. Top one half of loaf with a layer of basil and tomatoes; sprinkle with salt and set aside. Top remaining half of loaf with sliced mozzarella. Return sandwich half with cheese to baking sheet.
Place in hot oven and cook until the cheese has melted, about 10 minutes. Allow sandwich to cool slightly before assembling. Cut into 4 pieces to serve.