Recipe courtesy of Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar
Show: Extra Virgin
Episode: Biker Bash
Caprese Sandwich
Total:
11 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
4 sandwiches
Level:
Easy
Total:
11 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
4 sandwiches
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt
  • 2 heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 large baguette, split
  • 3 balls fresh mozzarella, thickly sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Basil Oil, recipe follows
Basil Oil:
  • 2 bunches fresh basil, stems removed
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Directions

Salt the tomatoes and layer on the bottom piece of bread with the mozzarella and basil. Drizzle with Basil Oil. Top with the remaining piece of bread. Slice into portions.

Basil Oil:

Add the basil to boiling water for 45 seconds to 1 minute. Remove to a bowl of ice water to stop it from further cooking. Dry and add to a blender. Add the olive oil, and blend until smooth. Strain through cheesecloth into a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the lemon juice right before serving. 

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