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Bagna with warm veal, sage, buffalo mozzerella, rocket & home made red pesto

on 12/05/2009

I made this lovely sandwich today.

I had sage in my mini garden & wanted to use it. I also had veal in my fridge. I wanted a warm sandwich because it was raining outside.
Buffalo mozzerella goes beautifully together with sage, veal & rocket.
I made home made fresh red pesto to go with it. All the flavours work so well together!
Recipe: For 2 persons, each 1 bagna
Ingredients:
* For the red pesto: ( you will get about 250 gr pesto, this is 1.5 little 170 ml jam pots )
Fresh cleaned basil, 10 gr
sundried tomatoes in oil, 135 gr, well drained, the oil saved
oil from the sundried tomatoes, 2 tablespoons
a fruity olive oil, 1 tablespoon
balsamic vinegar, 1.5 tablespoons
2 fat cloves of garlic, peeled & cut up into pieces
Parmesan cheese, 40 gr, grated
Pine nuts, 3 tablespoons, dry roasted in a pan for about 3 to 5 minutes, from time to time shake the pan so that the pine nuts are evenly browned, then a bit cooled off
the fruity olive oil: 2 tablespoons extra
* For the sandwich:
2 veal cuts, thinly sliced, about 125 gr for 2 persons
4 large sage leaves
1 ball of fresh buffalo mozzerella, well drained & sliced into thicker slices
fresh red pesto
1 handfull of rocket leaves
2 bagnas, horizontally cut into 2 ( or 2 little ciabatta rolls )
Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
2. First make the red pesto. Take a medium bowl & take the basil leaves, torn them & place into the bowl. Add the drained sundried tomatoes, the garlic pieces, the balsamic vinegar, the 2 tablespoons of the reserved oil from the sundried tomatoes & the 1 tablespoon of the olive oil.
Now, add the 1.5 tablespoons of the balsamic vinegar. Add the grated Parmesan cheese & the 3 tablespoons of the roasted pine nuts. Mix well with a mixer or in a blender until it is smooth. Taste. It has to taste divine by now!!
3. I added the 2 tablespoons of the fruity olive oil because it was a bit too thick, just to loosen it a bit. I prefer my pesto thick.
If you want it looser, just add 2 or 3 tablespoons of the olive oil extra.
4. Now you can fill your 2 little jam pots with the pesto. Label it. You can put the pesto into the fridge & use it whenever you want. It will keep for about 2 to 3 weeks.
5. Now, for the sandwiches. Take a little non stick pan & heat up on high. Pour baking margarine in it. Add the veal slices. Season with pepper & sea salt. Fry until rosé. Fry on both sides. Set aside. Take the bottom side of the sandwiches. Smear 1 layer of the red pesto all over the base. Top that with rocket leaves, add the fried veal pieces on this, add 2 sage leaves & top with 1.5 slices of fresh mozzerella. Place these sandwiches under the grill & place the top of the sandwiches sliced side up under the grill.
6. Let it stand in the oven for about 6 to 8 minutes untill the cheese is a bit browned & a bit melted. Place the top on each sandwich & enjoy!!
MMMMMMMMM…….
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71 responses to “Bagna with warm veal, sage, buffalo mozzerella, rocket & home made red pesto

  1. Ricardo says:

    That just looks decadent and delicious… I love it :) xx Rico

  2. clemence says:

    quel délicieux sandwich…

  3. Manon says:

    Yum Sophie! that sandwich looks so delicious & apart!! I love those yummie flavours!!!! and home made red pesto: oooh my!!!

  4. Dirk says:

    Yum: red pesto sounds so good,…. & to combine that with those yummie flavours in that yummie sandwich, must taste great!!!Thanks, Sophie!

  5. That sandwich looks and sounds fantastic! Absolutely gorgeous, drool drool!Cheer,Rosa

  6. This is a great sandwich! Perfect for a casual meal.

  7. Pam says:

    What a fancy and delicious sandwich.

  8. What a lovely lunch, another one of your fabulous yummy delicious treats! So many tasty flavors all in one! Love the red pesto!

  9. Sara says:

    Wow, what a sandwich! I really love sun dried tomato pesto. I love how the tomato gives just a hint of sweetness.

  10. Your sundried tomato pesto sounds fantastic! Must be delicious with the mozzarella too.

  11. A sandwich for a queen! This is an awesome fix Sophie. The pesto is a nice touch.

  12. Bunny says:

    Your so good at crerating things! I wish I was, I can bake but cooking is another story!! LOL!!

  13. Diana H says:

    Lots of great ingredients in this sandwich. You came up with a delicious combination.

  14. Kerstin says:

    Oh yum Sophie, your red pesto looks SO good! I would love to taste that sandwich!

  15. The homemade red pesto sounds wonderful and the whole sandwich is just delicious with veal and mozzarella! Love it!

  16. Nirvana says:

    Wow this is so creative — I’ve never had red pesto before — it looks amazing… I’ll have to make this sometime soon!

  17. Jamie says:

    Mmmmm is absolutely right! Wow! This looks delicious. I might just try your red pesto recipe, it looks simple and fabulous!

  18. Donna-FFW says:

    Sophie.. It all looks so delicious, but I MUST try that red pesto, it looks amazingly delicious!

  19. Sophie, what an amazing meal! Even things such as sandwiches are wonderful when you do them! :D

  20. What a savory and mouthwatering sandwich. Perfect for a rainy day!

  21. Sara says:

    Now this looks like the ultimate sandwich. You are very creative!

  22. Grace says:

    first of all, that bread looks so amazing. secondly, red pesto? yes please! this is one fantastic sandwich, sophie!

  23. Erica says:

    That sandwich looks good!I don’t love veal, but the red pesto…..I have to try it.

  24. I’m coming for lunch! This looks so delicious, especially that red pesto and the ooey-gooey melted mozzarella.

  25. Pavithra says:

    Thats looking so delicious…..

  26. Olga says:

    ooh, that’s one gorgeous sandwich!!! love fresh mozzarella.

  27. That looks really delicious!

  28. Talita says:

    Oh, Sophie! All your dishes look so yummy! Incredible!

  29. Yum Yum Yum, I like everything about this sandwich.

  30. Sylvia says:

    Por Dios Sophie, esto se ve delicioso y con el hambre que estoy,recién llego del trabajo, me lo devoraría ahora. Besos

  31. Hi Sophie, this is truly a hearty sandwich, so much love have put into it. I have to try making your red pesto too : )

  32. Reeni♥ says:

    This sandwich looks so amazing, Sophie!!! I wish I had one!! Or two….yummmm!!!!!1

  33. burpandslurp says:

    God. you even make a simple sandwich so GOURMET and complex in flavors. freaking amazing!

  34. Juliana says:

    Red pesto…I love pesto, but never had with tomatoes…it is time to try this one. This sandwich looks terrific. Again, thank you so visiting my site.

  35. Selba says:

    Red pesto? Wow! Never tried it before! I’m so into it :)

  36. love veal! this sounds like a great combination! I’m drooling looking at it!

  37. Sapuche says:

    Everything about this sandwich looks delicious. I just love how the mozzarella has started to melt on top, and that veal looks so juicy! And red pesto…wow!

  38. Now that’s a sandwich. Looks so much better than the eggs with bell pepper on toast I am eating for lunch right now.

  39. Emily says:

    Yum! How delicious does that look?! MMmm.I love sage. We grow it in our garden here.

  40. clmenece says:

    tu es la pro des sandwich…

  41. alexandra says:

    what an incredible combination of flavors! I love the idea of sage in there. And Buffalo mozzarella! Is there anything better?

  42. Koko says:

    Oh, the red pesto sounds so lovely and it’s such a nice change from the typical green pesto!!!

  43. ~RED~ says:

    Awesome sandwich!!!!!!! I need lunch…. hee hee

  44. Jef Boven says:

    Hi Sophie!Waarlijk, een hartig tussendoortje voor mensen met een verfijnde smaak.Jef Boven

  45. Muneeba says:

    A real hearty sandwich, just what I like! And I have to say, I’m glad you picked veal … I have a real soft spot for it. People should use it more! I know I would, if it wasn’t so pricey at my store.

  46. I’ve totally been in a sandwich mood lately and this one looks fantastic all warm and cheesy!

  47. Lori Lynn says:

    That is an amazing looking sandwich. Not often we have a veal sandwich, I paired veal with mushrooms and pasta a couple weeks ago, and was really happy with the combination. Your post is very inspiring.Lori Lynn

  48. Carolyn says:

    Sophie,What a great sandwich, veal, buffalo mozzarella, pesto! Excellent. And your pictures look nice.

  49. Sounds like a superb sandwich! And with home grown herbs added to it! Mouth watering!!

  50. Anna says:

    Hi Sophie, I wanted to comment on your yogurt post but when my eyes stopped on this bagna I felt lost for comments. Sandwiches are my soft spot. And this looks delicious. mmmmmmm!

  51. Chef Chuck says:

    Yes Sophie, This red pesto is a must for me to try! Nice Sandwich, Thank You

  52. Oh! I almost missed this. I love the red pesto but the whole thing – a veal sandwich! – is so fantastic.

  53. Kat says:

    This looks great. I could almost smell it when I was reading the post. It seems like a perfect comfort meal. I could use a sandwich like that right now. lovely.

  54. Claudia says:

    Adore red pesto and my recipe is a wee bit different … well actually – I never had a recipe and just made it up each time – which is why it’s hit and miss. I am writing this down. The whole meal is grand.

  55. Jan says:

    That sounds like one delicious sarnie. Red pesto is also a new on on me, but I really must try it. The basil and sage are doing well in my garden right now.

  56. Yummy looking pesto! I really haveto try making my own pesto.

  57. Jackie says:

    Freezere is great as well. I always store extra that I store in the freezer. If you make ezrta, place them in an ice cube tray, freeze them. Then transfer the ice cubes 3 by 3 into bags that I vacuum seal that put back in the freeer. That way I don’t get freezer burn and you can have pesto on hands whenever you need some. Check my pistachio pesto recipe, it’s to die for.

  58. Abby says:

    Oh, man. That looks killer good!

  59. Gail says:

    Mmmmm I like the sound of the red pesto! I often make standard basil pesto but I must try it with sun-dried tomatoes.

  60. Sophie says:

    @ everyone: thanks for stopping by & giving me such lovely comments!@ Jackie: thanks for those usefull tips! I will do that!

  61. I’m in love with that red pesto! Great sandwich and amazing pasta dish.

  62. Wow. This sandwich sounds amazing. I saw the picture and had to click on it and find out what it was. Now I want one.

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