Friday, October 3, 2008

Sourdough Vegetable Sandwich

Pin It Here in Seattle there is a place that is famous for their Chowder in a Sourdough Bowl. I remember when I first came across the concept of soup in a "bread-bowl". It was a long time ago in Brazil. I think it's a great idea, and so why not doing the same for sandwiches? If I had to take lunch to work, this would be the kind of meal I would make often. It's travels well, it can be made in advance, and most important it is a wholesome, healthy meal.

Now, of course, you can change the ingredients to fit your taste. You can make it with meat too, such as sliced meats or a sliced turkey or chicken breast. My version is vegetarian and I used what I had in hand (mushrooms, zucchini, mozzarella).

The sky is the limit when it comes to the filling, but the only think to keep in mind is to avoid items that tend to loose liquid because it will make the sandwich soggy. That is why I used fresh mozzarella that is not packed in water, and squeezed all excess oil from the sun-dried-tomatoes.

Sourdough Vegetable Sandwich Recipe:

Cut the top of a sourdough bread and remove the insides of the bread, leaving a small border.

Start layering with all your favourites. For this one I did:

Grilled sliced zucchinis


Mozzarella (not packed in water, or if not possible, squeeze all excess liquid)

Sun-dried-tomatoes (excess oil removed)

Sliced white mushrooms, cooked in olive oil.

Continue layering until the bread is filled. Brush the lid with pesto and close the sandwich. Wrap it in plastic and keep refrigerated until ready to eat.


VeggieGirl said...

SPECTACULAR sandwich!!

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Holler said...

That looks absolutely amazing! I have to try this. I have heard that it is good to weigh it down with a plate and full cans on top. You have picked all of my favourite ingredients as well. I am drooling here :P

Precious Pea said...

Woah!! Can I have a bite please??

Rita said...

Thanks Veggie Girl - I am sure you can make it in a gluten-free version too.

Holler - I didn't think about weighting it down. I guess it couldn't hurt, maybe it would make it easier to bite into.

precious pea- Try and making it! It's really easy.

Kevin said...

That sandwich looks so good!! But it is so big... how does one eat it?

Rita said...

Kevin - Thanks! This was one of those small sourdoughs, and I sliced it in 4 quarters, then it's just pick it up!

Sophie said...

This looks like an unbelievable sandwich! All those tasty ingredients stacked up on top of each other nicely make it mouthwatering! I'd love to include your recipe on our blog, please let me know if you're interested :).

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