Monday, September 13, 2010
BEST SANDWICH for end of summer....the full ripeness of the figs signal the waning days, but what a way to go..and the sweet, saltiness of prosciutto, a great combination to look forward to..add cheese, could be your choice...you can't make a mistake. This is barely a recipe..it's sort of just eating!
FRESH FIG, PROSCIUTTO, AND CHEESE SANDWICHES
8 slices Italian bread, toasted
4 tsps. Dijon mustard
1 cup baby arugula
2 oz. very thin slices prosciutto
2 oz. swiss, manchego, muenster or mozzarella cheese, or your choice, sliced or shredded
8 fresh figs, cut into thin slices
2 tbls. fig jam
Spread 1 tsp. mustard over 4 slices bread. Place arugula on each bread slice. Place prosciutto, cheese and fig slices on top. Spread 1/2 tsp.jam over remaining 4 bread slices, place on sandwich, slice. Serves 4. Sweet and savory...mmm...mmm. A red wine, maybe a Cabernet, would be nice. Watch the sun go down....
At some point I sort of just eat the figs like they're going out of style.