Roast Beef, Arugula, and Shaved Parmesan Sandwich with Garlic Aoili

Roast Beef sandwich


……Aaaand I'm back! We moved last weekend in the first crazy, snowy weather of the season (just my luck!). We packed so early that we were living out of boxes for the last 2 weeks at the apartment. It was rough--I often found myself realizing half way through cooking that I needed something that had already been packed, and trying to figure out which box it was in was a nightmare. But, it's over now. We are in the new house, mostly un-packed, and it is feeling more and more like home every day. Internet was finally installed, so now I can resume my normal posting.

My Bread by Jim Lahey is a cookbook we use quite often.  All of the bread recipes we have tried always turn out amazing, and so does the pizza dough. There is a seldom used section of the book that contains soups and sandwiches, however.  A few weeks ago, we decided to give one of the sandwiches a try.  We cheated a little bit and used a store-bought baguette instead of making our own, but either way, this sandwich was excellent! I really enjoyed the addition of the peppery arugula and the shaved parmesan. Even though the garlic aoili did not thicken as much as I hoped it would, it still provided a delicious extra flavor!  Paired with a grain, this makes for one outstanding, and quick, dinner!

1 Demi-Baguette
2 tablespoons Aioli (recipe below)
8 Sun-Dried Tomatoes
5-6 slices Roast Beef
1/4 cup Arugula
Parmesan Cheese, shaved

Cut the baguette in half, lengthwise. Spread the bottom half with the aioli. Layer with the sun-dried tomatoes, followed by the roast beef, and the arugula. Sprinkle with some shaved parmesan cheese and top with the other half of baguette.