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WHAT'S FOR LUNCH: Rocco's Little Chicago; Caprese Sandwich

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What's For Lunch

Chef Rocco DiGrazia

Rocco's Little Chicago

www.roccoslittlechicago.com

Caprese Sandwich

1 loaf french baguette

4 roma tomatoes

8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese

2 sprigs (1 oz) fresh basil

1/4 cup vinaigrette dressing

1 Tbs balsamic vinegar reduction

1/2 red onion separated into rings

(optional--4 oz pancetta, fried)

Salt and pepper

 

Cut bread lengthwise down the middle 3/4 of the way through.

Slice tomatoes into rounds, discarding stem end.

Slice mozzarella into thin discs.

 

Spread vinaigrette into center of bread.

Layer tomato slices and mozzarella slices, topping with torn basil leaves and red onion rings.

Sprinkle on balsamic reduction and salt and pepper.

Top with pancetta (if using) and cut sandwiches into bite-sized pieces.

 

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