Prosciutto, Apple and Honey Sandwich
Like many women out there I am hooked on Pinterest and thank my niece for introducing me to this wonderful website. I stumbled to this wonderful looking sandwich that I have visions of me eating and drinking beer. It’s a very simple recipe and I just have to purchase prosciutto, arugula and whole wheat bread. Today is a perfect day here since it’s going to hit high 90′s.
- Buffalo Mozzarella
- Granny Smith apple
- Spicy dijon mustard
- Black Pepper
- Fresh baguette
Even though it’s just a sandwich, there’s still a method. Spread a thin layer of mustard and honey on both sides of the bread, add the arugula, then layer on the sliced buffalo mozzarella, cover with prosciutto, top with sliced apples, crack some fresh black pepper on the apples and finish off with a final drizzle of honey.
This was a really good sandwich. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a big fan of contrasting flavours and textures, and this sandwich was big on contrast – spicy and nutty arugula, salty prosciutto, crunchy and sweet apple, smooth and creamy buffalo mozzarella, spicy mustard and sweet honey; it all came together exactly as I had hoped. As for the bread, it was perfect – when I picked up the baguette from Au Pain Doré it was still warm. It’s really not rocket science, start with fresh bread, use quality ingredients and you’ll usually end up with a good sandwich. This is why I get so frustrated when I come across sub par sandwiches (read: most sandwiches in downtown Montreal) during my daily lunch travels, but that’s a rant for another time. All is good for now.
I decided to use my panini grill this time….I wanted to melt the cheese and add a little crunch to the bread. This sandwich was out of this world with different texture and flavors…from the saltiness of the prosciutto to the sweet and sour apple and peppery flavor of arugula. The next time I prepare this I will use a nice ciabbatta bread.
I also decided to prepare this by heating the bread in the oven by first putting honey, Dijon mustard and mozzarella and letting it melt a bit. I baked it at 350 degrees for 5 minutes and assembled the sandwich. Man it was so good. I think heating the sandwich gives it a great flavor and crunch.
Ciao for now!!!