Thursday, April 2, 2009

Mmmm Dinner

dinner

For the next few days I am making sandwiches for dinner. Not your ordinary PB and J or ham and cheese, but full blown, worth every bite sandwiches. Tonight was one of our favorites, the Muffaletta. I'm sure it's not that this sandwich has it's very own "stripper name" that makes it so delicious. It's the Italian pickled salad! The story goes that Italian workers taking their lunch break would balance their lunch of bread, cheese, meat, and olive salad on their laps until one day when the grocer had the simplest, yummiest idea to put it all together into an easy to hold sandwich. Though I have to say the olive salad falls everywhere ;)

To make a muffaletta all you need is a nice crusty roll, provolone and/or mozzerella, salami, ham, and the olive salad... to make that basically you need a handful each of black, kalamata, and spanish pimento stuffed olives, a clove or 2 of garlic, possibly some capers, a couple of peppericinis, pickled cauliflower, carrots, generous pouring of olive oil and red wine vinegar, and some oregano... all chopped up and mixed together. mmm I want to go make it again!

4 comments:

simplyblogged said...

MMMMMMM looks yummy.

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I love olive salad and your sandwich looks fantastic. Yum.

Amy said...

yummo. this is definitely going on the menu for the weekend. maybe even today minus the meat products...

Viki said...

OH YUM!
good to see you posting again.