Sunday, June 12, 2011

Muffaletta My Way

I adore a good Italian sandwich! This is my version of a muffaletta, the delicious Italian sandwich that features olive spread and a variety of meats and cheeses on freshly baked bread. I happen to loathe olives in just about any form, so my version doesn't have them (nor does it have ham). I use homemade Italian bread drizzled with olive oil before baking, giving it a nutty, delicious flavor. I've also added pesto mayonnaise and a jardiniere spread along with several quality Italian meats and cheeses to really make this sandwich shine! You can also add roasted vegetables like peppers, asparagus or zucchini for a splash of freshness and color.
Serves- 5-8 adults

2 loaves of Italian Bread (search the sidebar for my recipe and double it)
10 slices of Genoa salami
10 slices of mortadella
10 slices of hot capicollo
6 slices of prosciutto
5 slices of provolone
5 slices of mozzarella
4 oz. fresh pesto mixed with 3 tbsp. mayonnaise
1 cup jardiniere, pulsed in a Cuisinart

Heat oven to 350. Slice entire loaf of bread lengthwise and spread the top with the pesto mayonnaise and the bottom with the jardiniere spread. Layer the meats and cheeses then close the sandwich. Toast for 10 minutes then slice into individual servings (usually about eight sandwiches).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds delicious!!!