A Summer Favorite...
Fresh Tomato Sandwich with Balsamic Sea Salt & Fresh Cracked Pepper.
Tay Stratton, Fennel and Fire
Excite Your Taste Buds!
I never grow old of this summer favorite. I received three gorgeous home grown tomatoes from this wonderful lap swimmer that always brings me fresh off the farm goodies. These tomatoes didn't disappoint. I immediately craved my traditional summer sandwich. It's an oldie but its not summer until you've bitten into one of these…
Ingredients: Fresh Basil from your yard
Homegrown tomatoes kissed by the sun
Fresh soft mozzarella
Baguette from your favorite bakery
Fennel and Fire whole Tellicherry black pepper
Fennel & Fire Pacific Sun sea salt or Fennel & Fire Balsamic Salt
Assemble sandwich by layering the basil leaf, tomato, mozzarella, prosciutto on the baguette. Drizzle with balsamic, and olive oil. Sprinkle generously with sea salt and pepper.
A couple of tricks…
* Keep the basil leaf whole and layer it with the cheese, tomato and prosciutto.
* If you only have a cheaper version of Balsamic Vinegar, cook it down a bit to create a richer syrup.
* Make sure the salt is medium grain; too fine it gets lost; too big, the texture is off.
* Take whole peppercorn and crush with the back of a saute pan or crush in mortar and pestle. The larger pieces add just the right pungency to wake up the taste buds.
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