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king's ciabatta sandwich

a recipe by
Alex Callegari
Miami, FL

The Kings Sandwich got it's name after Fire Captain Chris King. It is his favorite sandwich of all time and due to it's size and complexity we say it's fit for a King.

serves 4 to 6
prep time 40 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For king's ciabatta sandwich

  • 1
    loaf garlic ciabatta bread
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
    red onion
  • 1
    yellow squash
  • 2
    chicken breast
  • 8 oz
    fresh mozzarella
  • 8 oz
    sundried tomatoes in olive oil
  • 1 c
    pecorino romano cheese
  • 2 c
    basil, fresh
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried italian seasoning
  • 2 clove
  • 1/4 c
    pine nuts
  • 2/3 c
    olive oil, extra virgin

How To Make king's ciabatta sandwich

  • 1
    Basil pesto: Can use store bought brand. I use Alessi. or make fresh. Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add 1/2 cup of the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper. If using immediately, add all the remaining oil and pulse until smooth. Transfer the pesto to a large serving bowl and mix in 1/2 cup Pecorino cheese
  • 2
    sundried tomato pesto: Combine the Sundried Tomatoes, 1/2 Cup Pecorino cheese, and red pepper flakes in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. process until fully incorporated and smooth.
  • 3
    Pre-heat grill: Wash and slice all the vegetables 1/4" in thickness. brush with Olive oil and add salt and pepper to taste. Once grill is at medium temperature add vegetables until slightly charred but not over cooked.
  • 4
    Season chicken breast with mixture of dried Italian herbs, salt and pepper. Place on grill until cooked to proper temperature. allow to rest
  • 5
    Pre heat oven to 425F: Take large Ciabatta loaf and cut length wise and close to the bottom. Take the top part and hollow out the soft dough. Spread Pesto evenly across the bottom half of the bread and layer with fresh Mozzarella slices. Cover the top half of bread with Sun dried tomato pest. Place in oven until Mozzarella has begun to melt and bread has toasted.
  • 6
    Assembly: Layer grilled vegetable's evenly on tope of bottom half of bread. Slice Chicken breast diagonally and evenly layer on top of vegetable's.
  • 7
    Cut Ciabatta bread in 2" thick slices and serve.

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