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Open-faced Hot Muffuletta Recipe

 

Open-faced Hot Muffuletta

MAKES 4 SERVINGS

JIMMY'S OLIVE SALAD:
1 cup pitted, large green Greek olives, coarsely chopped

1 cup queen-size manzanilla olives with pimentos, coarsely chopped

1 (15.5-ounce) jar Italian giardiniera vegetables, chopped

1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

1 tablespoon roasted garlic puree (see recipe below)

2 teaspoons capers, drained and rinsed

teaspoon dried oregano

cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1/8 teaspoon white pepper

1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.

Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before using.

ROASTED GARLIC PUREE
1 cup peeled garlic cloves

1 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Place garlic cloves in an oven-proof container; pour in olive oil, making sure all cloves are covered. Cover with aluminum foil; roast in preheated 300-degree oven until light brown (about 1 hour).

Strain the garlic; puree in a blender, adding a little of the strained oil, if necessary, to form a smooth paste. Transfer to a container; pour in enough oil to cover.

Refrigerate and store garlic-infused oil in separate container. Makes 1 cup.

HOT MUFFULETTA:
 

1 (15-inch) loaf French bread

1 cup olive salad

pound sliced Genoa salami

pound sliced Provolone cheese

pound sliced baked ham

pound sliced mortadella

Olive oil from olive salad (optional)

Slice French bread in half lengthwise. Lay open halves on a baking sheet; spread with olive salad, using about 1 cup and reserving remainder in refrigerator.

Divide salami over sandwiches, followed by half the cheese and all the ham and mortadella. Top with remaining Provolone.

Drizzle with a bit of olive oil from olive salad, if desired. Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for about 10 minutes, until cheese is melted; broil for 2 to 3 minutes to turn the top golden brown. Slice each open-faced sandwich into 8 pieces. Serve.

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Nutrition facts per serving: 344 calories, 29 g fat, 7 g saturated fat, 29 mg cholesterol, 9 g carbohydrates, 10 g protein, 632 mg sodium, 0 g fiber

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