I got a hankering the other day for something a little devilish, my common sense prevailed and I ended up making this delicious vegetarian substitution, the "DLT." Harking back to our macro days, I went to the pantry and pulled out some seaweed (yes, you heard me right), and toasted it in our panini pan, which turns out to be perfect for this task.
Now, this is not any ordinary seaweed. This is a scrumptious variety called dulse, and it is applewood smoked, much as bacon would be. Dulse grows off our eastern coastline, and was eaten by the Indians, and indeed, by the settlers when they arrived as well. So you can rest assured it is practically as all American as a hot dog.
After toasting in the panini pan, prepare as you would any lettuce and tomato sandwich. We used La Brea Bakery's beautiful bread, and a tomato from Bridgette's garden that was to die for. If you want this vegan, use grapeseed oil Vegennaise... bon appetit!