Monday, July 13, 2015

Stuffed Focaccia Sandwich


We went to the Farmers market and got summer fresh sweet corn. We then went to Panera and after eating sandwich, hubby decided to buy focaccia. I asked the server at the bakery section if he could cut the bread for me. He suggested that he could even cut it horizontally so it can be used for making sandwiches. I liked the idea.

Following week, while thinking about dinner menu, I thought of making stuffed focaccia sandwich. I had already boiled the corn adding salt and turmeric power. I cut them into niblets and proceeded to make this sandwich.

If you don't have focaccia, use this stuffing for making grilled sandwich using sliced bread.

Stuffed Focaccia Sandwich
1 Italian Focaccia bread, cut horizontally
2 slices pepper jack cheese

For stuffing
1 tbsp. oil
A pinch of sugar (to caramelize onions)
1 cup thinly sliced onion
4-5 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup boiled and drained corn niblets
2 tbsp. oven roasted tomatoes in oil
1/2 cup chopped collard greens
1 tsp Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add sugar and as it caramelizes, add onions and garlic. Saute till onion is nicely browned. Add corn niblets, oven roasted tomatoes and collard greens. Cook till done.
2. Add seasoning, salt, pepper. Mix well. Set aside to cool down.
3. Scatter pieces of cheese slice on one half of the focaccia bread.
4. Cover it with stuffing generously.
5.  Top it with pieces of remaining cheese slice and cover with the remaining half of the bread.
6. Preheat oven 350 F. Cover in kitchen foil and bake for 15 minutes or till the cheese melts.
7. Serve a wedge along with soup of your choice.

Note -
1. There will probably be extra stuffing. It can be used to make grilled cheese , corn stuffing using bread slices.

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