Izzy Eats: The art of raising a gourmand, one bite at a time

Stirring tales of eating, cooking and foraging in my never-ending quest to provide, great-tasting (local and organic whenever possible) EATS for me and my boy(s).

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Sandwich Simplicity:A Truly Ten Minute Meal (Practically 100 % local to boot!)


So many were smitten with Mark Bittman's article, 101 Summer Express, Meals in 10 minutes or less. I was quite taken with it myself until I took the time to examine it more closely. Many of the suggestions include prep that was not included in those 10 minutes. Ten minute meals somehow morphed into meals in 30 minutes or less. Which is still a fine thing. However, on a sweltering summer's night, with no air conditioning, 10 minutes is all I have...

Yesterday, after an afternoon spent at an exciting new water park discovery in Hoboken (thanks mommy poppins!),I was able to pick up some of Fiore's mozzarella, an essential ingredient for this truly ten minute dinner: The classic tomato, mozzarella and basil sandwich, on olive bread, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper, salad greens on the side. The key to the success of this dish is using the best possible ingredients and I just so happened to have most on hand. Beautiful tomatoes, basil and salad greens from Catalpa Ridge (my csa), olive bread from Jersey City's own Pecoraro Bakery and the aforementioned locally renowned mozzarella. It doesn't get much easier than that.

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

take me to your water park and sure i'll have one of those sandwiches. yum.

Mommy Poppins said...

Fiore's is wonderful. They also make great sandwiches and next time you are there ask for the roasted peppers with garlic. They make them there and they are fantastic. Yum!