Mozzarella and Roasted Tomato Panini with Olive Puree

Menu Part: 
Sandwich/Wrap
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
8

Roasted slices of plum tomato and mozzarella cheese on rosemary focaccia, grilled until the cheese is melted.

Ingredients

Olive oil, as needed
16 plum tomatoes, sliced
1⁄4 in. thick
Salt and pepper, as needed
1 lb. fresh mozzarella, sliced 1⁄4 in. thick
8 squares of rosemary focaccia, split
1 cup prepared olive puree (tapenade)
 

Steps

1. On a lightly oiled baking sheet, arrange tomato slices in a single layer; season with salt and pepper. Roast in a 250° F oven for approx. 4 hr., until the juices have concentrated and the slices are very tender.

2. Per order: Arrange a layer of mozzarella slices on the bottom half of the focaccia; season with salt and pepper. Top with a layer of roasted tomatoes. Spread the top half of the focaccia with 2 tbsp. olive tapenade. Before grilling, drizzle sandwich with olive oil. Grill in a panini press until the cheese begins to melt, approximately 2 min.
 

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