How is it that I am only just now sharing this recipe with you guys?! It’s one of the simplest things we learned to make when we came back from Italy and oh-so-delicious! We have made these sandwiches so often that I guess I just let this post get shuffled to the side while we worked at perfecting other recipes. Anyway, I will keep you waiting no longer, I give you: Prosciutto and Rocket Sandwiches!
Oh, you don’t know what “rocket” is? Well, it’s “rocket salad,” does that help? No? Oh, well look at the picture closely – it’s arugula! So why am I calling it “rocket”? Well, you see, when we were in Italy we kept seeing sandwiches or pizzas that had “rocket” or “rocket salad” listed in the name on the menu. At first we only wanted to order things we knew we’d love (like the ridiculous amount of bolognese and marinara pizza we ate, haha), but then we decided to get adventurous and order a sandwich with “rocket” on it. When it came out, we discovered that “rocket” was actually the British English word for “arugula” and that it is crazy delicious combined with prosciutto and fresh mozzarella! We ended up eating these sandwiches ALL OVER Italy! We thought the name was so unique that we still call them “prosciutto and rocket sandwiches” or sometimes we just shorten it to “rocket sandwiches.” 🙂
You lay out your bread of choice on a pan (we usually use an 11×13 dish because it keeps the sandwiches from sliding around, but we’ve also used cookie sheets). Top one side with fresh mozzarella and the other side with a couple of thin slices of prosciutto.
One of the things we loved about Italy was the way they took simple, fresh, whole ingredients and put them together to make amazing things. This sandwich is so simple, but the flavors come together just right. You should try it! Plus, it’s fun to say that you ate “rocket” for lunch. 😉