The Dino’s Special
My children all live in or around Boston.
I visit when I can and they treat me to all their favorite places.
Dinos and Monicas in the North End are my two favorites for sandwiches.
This is The Dinos Special.
I had to come home and make it or at least try to copy it.
This is as close to the real thing as you are going to get.
Only use fresh ingredients.
One loaf of Italian bread, I like a crusty ciabatta or long skinny Italian loaf.
Really good olive oil to drizzle
Good balsamic vinegar to drizzle. I love a lot because the bread soaks it up.
One juicy sliced tomato
4 to 6 nice slices of FRESH mozzarella. Spend the extra money and get the good stuff.
4 to 6 leaves of fresh basil. Let it cover the tomato.
Slice the bread into two long pieces.
Heat a skillet
Drizzle the olive oil on the inner side of the bread and lightly toast both side flipping them over when they are slightly toasted.
Place the bread on a plate and start assembling.
It goes like this ;
Drizzle of balsamic on the bread
Sprinkle with salt
Slices of cheese
Drizzle with olive oil
Drizzle with balsamic vinegar
Top with the bread
Squeeze together and cut in half.
Bring a towel to the table with some extra balsamic and have twenty minutes of heaven.
This is so good.
Thank you, Thank you Dino.