by Max Brantley
Joel DiPippa reports:
Thursday has become "Lost" night at Chez DiPippa. The best part about having friends over to watch the show, besides a chorus of yelling at the TV, is having some food. Last night, aside from the usual sort of pretzels, chips & salsa, and crackers, we had some very tasty sandwiches.
These started with a ciabatta roll sliced open. First, a layer of prosciutto went down, then a layer of sliced strawberries, and finally a small handful of baby spinach. A quick balsamic reduction was poured on, the top of the roll replaced, and they got a few minutes under the cast iron skillet.
These had a nice balance of the salty, sweet, and tangy flavors. Next time, I think I will give the balsamic reduction some better attention for a fuller flavor.