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Monday, July 19, 2010

Focaccia Sandwiches

Since it is so hot outside and so hot in my kitchen, I've been looking for some good no-cook recipes. I've used the crock pot more in the last month than all year. I boiled peanuts, cooked roasts, cooked pork chops, etc... all in the crock pot. It puts off much less heat than cranking the oven to 350 degrees for 2 or 3 hours to cook a roast, or boiling peanuts on the stove for 6 hours. Boy Oh Boy! My kitchen was 90 degrees the other day!  So, I came up with this sandwich.

1 Loaf Focaccia, halved horizontally
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup Kalamata Olives, chopped
1/8 tsp pepper
2 large tomatoes sliced
1/4 tsp sea salt
red onion, sliced thin
1/2 cup baby spinach
1/2 cup arugula
8 oz Deli Roast Beef

Mix mayo, basil, olives and pepper in a small bowl. Spread on both halves of bread. Arrange tomatoes on bread and sprinkle with salt. Top with onion slices, spinach and arugula and Roast Beef. Cap with remaining slice of bread. Cut the sandwich into wedges to serve. You could also wrap the sandwich whole and take it on a picnic, boat trip or even the beach and cut it when you reach your destination. (Just remember there is mayo on it and pack it in a cooler.)

You can make up your own sandwich... Ranch Dressing and Chicken, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce and Tomato would be an awesome choice too! The combinations are endless!

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