Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Heads Up: Great Friday Meal


Really.  This is so good! It includes the most unlikely ingredients -- asparagus and roasted red bell peppers, of all things,  so we were skeptical at first...  But we're really glad we gave it a go, because this meatless meal is a total keeper!  Even the kids loved it. Perfect for Friday, but super delicious any time!  It's on our permanent rotating menu now. :)

* A couple tips: You might want to compare prices between roasted red peppers in a jar and buying fresh red peppers to roast yourself.  The day we went, it was cheaper to buy them jarred.  Most any cheese would work with this sandwich, too, we think.  Some of our gang don't care for Swiss, so we used cheddar instead and it worked great.  Also, when we used the Swiss, we didn't shred it, which saved a step and tasted the same.  Oh! And the simple mayo-mix spread is so easy and goo-ood!  We've filed its easy ingredients away in the back of our minds to try on other sandwiches, too!

Awesome Asparagus Sandwich

Yummy with cracked-pepper and tomato basil
flavored chips and  New Belgium Brewery's
"1554"--  or Root Beer for the younger crowd.
1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed

1 red bell pepper, seeded and quartered

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 hoagie rolls
6 ounces shredded Swiss cheese
1 ripe tomato, sliced
3 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon minced garlic


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2.  Toss asparagus and red pepper with olive oil. Place on a lined baking sheet and bake until tender, about 10 minutes. Once cool enough to handle, remove skin from the pepper and slice into strips.

3.  Cut hoagie rolls in half, place on a baking sheet, and toast lightly in the oven. Remove rolls from the oven and sprinkle each half with cheese. Place 4 to 5 asparagus spears and a few strips of pepper on one side. Place slices of tomato on the other side of the roll. Place the hoagies back in the oven until the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

4.  Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, mix the mayonnaise, lemon juice, and garlic together. Spread the dressing on one side of the roll and close sandwich.

* We found this at All-recipes!

If you like asparagus and roasted peppers, you've got to try this!


Aubrey said...

Boy, is my mouth watering....

Bia said...

this looks molto delizioso.