Make Ahead

Mozzarella Caprese Sandwich

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June 18, 2011
Author Notes

One of my all time favorite sandwiches is Mozzarella and tomato and basil drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Instead of fresh tomato I am using my tomato balsamic jam the recipe is here: http://www.food52.com/recipes...
This sandwich keeps well and seems to get better as all the flavors meld. Easy to pack for a picnic, its simple and delicious. —sdebrango

  • Serves 4
Ingredients
  • Recipe tomato balsamic jam (see headnote for link to recipe)
  • 8 ounce fresh mozzarella
  • 1 Baguette
  • Fresh basil
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil and balsamic
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Make the tomato jam set aside to cool, slice the mozzarella, wash and dry the basil. Slice the baguette in half lengthwise, spread tomato jam on one side of the baguette, lay the mozzarella on top of the tomato, lay the basil on top of the mozzarella and drizzle with some olive oil, balsamic and some sea salt and pepper.
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I have loved to cook for as long as I can remember, am self taught learning as I go. I come from a large Italian family and food was at the center of almost every gathering. My grandfather made his own wine and I remember the barrels of wine in the cellar of my grandfathers home, I watched my mother and aunts making homemade pasta and remember how wonderful it was to sit down to a truly amazing dinner. Cooking for me is a way to express myself its my creative outlet. I enjoy making all types of food but especially enjoy baking, I live in Brooklyn, NY, and I share my home with my two dogs Izzy and Nando. I like to collect cookbooks and scour magazines and newspapers for recipes. I hope one day to organize them.