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Gris Gris
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Grilled Caprese Sandwich Method

Made one last night on multi grain bread.
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I lightly brushed olive oil on both sides of each slice of bread. I put fresh mozz on the bottom slice, drizzled some balsamic glaze on top, then some large basil leaves, then the tomatoes, peppered the tomatoes, put a little more glazed balsamic, then more slices of the mozz, then the bread. Olive oil works great for grilled cheese sandwiches if you're trying to avoid butter. I love butter smeared grilled cheese sandwiches, but olive oil is the way to go for this one.

Two thing I would do differently are:

1) let the tomato slices sit on paper towels for a bit before using them. They were a little too juicy.
2) Layer the basil leaves on both sides of the tomatoes. It needed a little more since I was eating it with bread and not as a salad even though I had a generous amount.

Darn good summer sandwich and nice use of the fresh tomatoes with which we will be blessed in the coming months. I used Liuzza's Creoles.
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jimithing11
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re: Grilled Caprese Sandwich Method
sounds legit

I used to make these all the time a few years ago with the tomatoes from the garden. I did mine on a Foreman grill though and it came out like a panini


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LSUballs
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re: Grilled Caprese Sandwich Method
I've got all thesee ingedients either in the kitchen or in the garden. Plus I've got an in-house sandwich maker. This is gonna happen soon. Prolly add bacon though.


Gris Gris
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re: Grilled Caprese Sandwich Method
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Prolly add bacon though.


I made bacon and was going to add it, but it seemed a bit much after I thought about it and I decided I wanted the pure caprese flavor, so I ate the bacon on the side like chips.

If you use the sandwich maker, don't squish it too much because you'll have tomato juice all over since it's a main component of the sandwich.


LSUballs
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I'm not gonna squish my sandwich maker, although I've thought about before. Last thing I need is a domestic abuse charge Gris.


glassman
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re: Grilled Caprese Sandwich Method
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let the tomato slices sit on paper towels for a bit before using them


Good tip. I would also add a little salt to take some of the moisture out they wer on the paper towels.


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nikinik
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re: Grilled Caprese Sandwich Method
Looks delicious! I was gonna make this last night after the posts about it yesterday...but a friend called me to come over for dinner for caprese pasta! LOL


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Gris Gris
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re: Grilled Caprese Sandwich Method
Mr. Balls!!

Nik, I made caprese quinoa salad not too long ago. It was very good also. I've got tomato and caprese madness going on.


bossflossjr
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Balls

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Gris



Gonna have to request this from my sandwich maker as well. Currently have a recipie on the counter for an avocado/brussel/tomato/pepperjack california sammy on the counter. May print this and leave on the counter.....


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nikinik
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re: Grilled Caprese Sandwich Method
Me too! It's such a great summer meal.

Have you had the seafood caprese at Cafe Giovanni? It's AMAZING!

I like to go there just to sit at the bar and have that appetizer and a glass of wine.


OTIS2
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re: Grilled Caprese Sandwich Method
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Gonna have to request this from my sandwich maker as well. Currently have a recipie on the counter for an avocado/brussel/tomato/pepperjack california sammy on the counter. May print this and leave on the counter.....
Boss,when you're key doesn't work, we'll put you up for a while.


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Gris Gris
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re: Grilled Caprese Sandwich Method
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Have you had the seafood caprese at Cafe Giovanni? It's AMAZING!


I've had the caprese, there, but not the seafood caprese. The dressing Chef Duke uses is REALLY good. He said he was coming out with a cookbook a few years ago, but I haven't heard anything about it since. I could go there and feast on apps, only. I usually order multiple apps rather than a meal.


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Coater
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re: Grilled Caprese Sandwich Method
looks great. i had a panini similar to this last weekend at panini pete's (the fresh mozzarella and tomato) in fairhope. will have to make this.
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Tiger Authority
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re: Grilled Caprese Sandwich Method
looks legit


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LSUballs
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re: Grilled Caprese Sandwich Method
These things are awesome. Currently working on my second one of the morning. Only difference is I put some bacon on mine.


I had to make mine myself though on account of my sandwich maker is at the beach watching it rain.


Eddie Vedder
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re: Grilled Caprese Sandwich Method
one of my favorite sandwiches in the summer.

made a similar thread about this a couple of years ago: grilled caprese sandwich


El Josey Wales
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on account of my sandwich maker is at the beach watching it rain.


So is mine


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re: Grilled Caprese Sandwich Method
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I'm not gonna squish my sandwich maker, although I've thought about before. Last thing I need is a domestic abuse charge Gris.



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Gris Gris
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re: Grilled Caprese Sandwich Method
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These things are awesome. Currently working on my second one of the morning. Only difference is I put some bacon on mine.


Glad you are enjoying them. I'm addicted.

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I had to make mine myself though on account of my sandwich maker is at the beach watching it rain.


Poor baby. I think you should make them for your sandwich maker upon her return and earn yourself some credit time at the camp for the future.


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