Pressed Sandwich

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Sep. 07, 2011

First things first for this amazing sandwich roasting the red bell pepper. Its so much easier than people think and so much better than buying them from your grocery store out of the bottle.


Ciabatta bread 1 , sliced in half (1 loaf)
Red bell pepper 1 Large
Balsamic vinegar 2 Tablespoon
Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Salt and ground black pepper To Taste
Goat cheese 2 Ounce
Salami 3 Ounce
Prosciutto 3 Ounce , sliced thinly
Marinated and quartered artichoke 5 Ounce
Grated parmesan cheese 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Fresh oregano 1 Teaspoon , chopped
Spinach 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)



1. Using a sharp serrated knife, slice the ciabatta in half, and remove some of the inside from both the slices.

2. In a bowl, mix together balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.

3. Whisk the balsamic mixture slowly and drizzle in the olive oil.

4. Brush or pour the vinaigrette on both the bread slices, and set aside.


5. On a gas burner, place a bell pepper and char is until it all the sides turn black, turning frequently.

6. Remove it off the heat, place in a bowl and cover with foil and set aside and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

7. After 5 minutes, cut the sides on bell pepper, leaving just the stem and the seeds, discard it.

8. Using the back of the knife, peel of the skin from the bell pepper pieces.

9. Further cut the bell peppers in thin strips and arrange it on the bread slices.

10. Crumble the goat cheese over the bell peppers and put salami and prosciutto on it.

11. Arrange the artichoke all over the top.

12. Sprinkle parmesan cheese followed with oregano and place spinach over it.


13. Cover with the other slices of ciabatta and wrap the sandwich with foil.

14. In a pan, place the foil wrapped sandwich and top with another heavy pan, and leave the heavy pan on for about 20 minutes.


15. Unwrap, cut the sandwich in strips and serve as desired.


If you don’t have gas burner, put your oven on broiler and broil the bell pepper until it turns black, turning frequently.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4