Open-Face Pork Chop & Pesto Sandwich with Pan-Roasted Tomatoes & Green Beans
Dinner and a movie is a classic combination. That is why Turner Classic Movies has partnered with PeachDish to bring you delicious menus inspired by some of the greatest movies ever made. This June we offer meals inspired by some of the iconic Hollywood musicals spotlighted in TCM’s Mad About Musicals!, airing all day Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month. Try the Open-Faced Pork Chop & Pesto Sandwich with Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, airing Thursday, June 21st at 8:00pm ET on TCM. By 1954 musicals were no longer the guaranteed proposition that had been in the previous decade, so some were caught off guard when Seven Brides for Seven Brothers became the highest grossing MGM musical up to that time. Shot entirely in studio soundstages, this rugged, Western-set, widescreen beauty contains dazzling dance numbers along with some expert storytelling. Though it takes place in the Oregon Territory in 1850, its roots actually lay in ancient Roman legend. With savory Italian touches, this robust meal is a perfect match for our exuberant musical. It’s heartier and more intriguing that an ordinary pork chop sandwich: ciabatta is toasted until crisp, then topped with smoky chops and sweet tomatoes, blistered into delicious pan juices. Finished with a drizzle of lemony pesto dressing and shaved Asiago cheese, this glorious sandwich is guaranteed to stand out from other meals.