Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Posted by: Jen
2 Hoagie buns or a baguette
1 red pepper
1 small onion (or 1/2 medium)
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tube goat cheese (it usually comes in a cylinder type shape)
1-2 Tbsp olive oil
couple tsp Herbs de Provence (optional)
Dijon mustard (optional)
Eggplant, (optional) I just don't like it.
Slice your vegetables, lengthwise so as to fit inside your bun.
I know the recipe says "roasted" and IF you want to roast them, then toss all your vegetables in olive oil (and herbs). Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Then place vegetables on a roasting pan and bake in oven until fork tender, about 10 minutes.
IF you want to do this on the grill, then slice them a little thicker and also toss your veggies with olive oil. Place on the grill until fork tender. (Or place veggies in a pan safe for your grill)
Personally, I sauteed my vegetables because it's a little faster. (and I don't have access to a grill). I heated up my olive oil and then added in my veggies.
In case you can get your hands on some Herbs de Provence I highly recommend it. They are (usually but not always) a blend of dried herbs such as savory, fennel, basil, thyme, and lavender. I've seen them in World Market, Wegmans, and I'm sure that you can find them in other stores. Cook them in with the vegetables.
Cook the vegetables until fork tender over medium heat. (about 5-8 min)
While veggies are cooking, thinly slice your cheese. Now if you don't like goat cheese, I'm sure that any other kind of cheese would work. From mozzarella, Monterey Jack, or even Swiss. Also, preheat your broiler in your oven to melt your cheese.
Slice your hoagie buns (or baguette) down the middle without slicing it all the way through. If desired, spread some Dijon mustard inside your buns. Stuff with vegetables and then top with slices of cheese. Place on the top shelf of your oven and melt the cheese just until it bubbles or gets toasty brown. (only a couple minutes. Do NOT walk away from your oven at this time to set the table or yell at kids)
Serve with a good salad and drink.
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