I am a HUGE fan of veggie sandwiches. Even when I ate meat, nothing could top a good veggie sandwich. I just made this for the first time tonight, and it was a random mashings of all things that I love into a sandwich. It was so good that my meat loving boyfriend said it was a lvl 85 sandwich.
For two servings You'll Need:
1 large Ciabatta loaf
1 half of a large eggplant
1 half cucumber
1 bell pepper, your choice of colour, I used red
1 poblano pepper
1 half a pound of super thin asparagus
Tofutti cream cheese
I think that's everything! Hehe.
Take your heaviest skillet and place it over medhigh heat and let it heat up while your washing your veggies.
Wash, peel (where applicable) and chop all your veggies. I sliced everything going up and down on the veggies, so I had wide, thin slices of eggplant/cucumber/avocado. Trim and quarter your peppers, and just trim off the tough ends of your asparagus.
When you have your eggplant sliced take two pieces and liberally season each side with Cajun seasonings. Add some oil (i prefer olive) to your preheated pan. Just enough to thinly coat the bottom of the pan to prevent sticking. We're not trying to fry here. Once the oil starts to shimmer with heat, add your eggplant slices. Cook it until its squishy and blackened. Yum. :3
In another pan, add a little bit of oil, toss in your preped asparagus and season with a little bit of salt and pepper. Toss occasionally and cook until slightly tender.
After your eggplant is done, rinse your pan, add a little bit more oil and let it heat. While its heating, slice your Ciabatta in half, length wise. Then rub some fresh rosemary on the inside (you can add other fresh herbs at this point if you like). Leave the sprig of rosemary on the bread and place it face down in the oil. Cook until toasted, the rosemary should stick to the bread, I left mine there, because fried rosemary is delicious.
Finally the cooking is done and you can begin assemblage. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese on your bread, and add thinly sliced cheddar. The add the eggplant, cucumber slices, avocado slices (you can smear avocado on the bread like a condiment, but I love 'cados, so I slice. Plus the slices act like glue), asparagus, pepper quarters (if you cut them right, they should lay relatively flat), Pepperoncinis, sprouts, and anything else I might have forgotten, but I think I said everything.
Now you should have a sandwich that stands about 6 inches tall and looks damn near impossible to eat. Smash it down as best as you can without making all the guts go flying out, take a piece of parchment, wrap it up and enjoy.
I'd love to hear what you guys think if any of you make this! This is my first recipe post, so I hope I did okay.
Oh, and my camera ran away so sorry, no pix!