Recently a friend "gifted" me with several pounds of shredded provolone cheese. What a blessing! I've been busily thinking about all of the recipes that I can make with it. There was a lovely sale on DiLusso Genoa salami, so a grilled salami and cheese seemed to be just the thing for a great weekend treat.
I started with perfect bread for grilling. Goldminer California Sourdough is bread that is baked at your grocery store. This gives it an especially fresh taste and texture. The sourdough taste is subtle with this bread, and it grills to a fine, crunchy texture. If you are interested in finding a good sourdough bread, visit their website to see their story and locations where their bread is sold. Just Google Goldminer California Sourdough!
Grilled Salami and Provolone Sandwich Recipe
Ingredients for one sandwich:
Olive oil (I use Kirkland Extra Virgin.)
2 slices sourdough bread (I use Goldminer California Sourdough.)
¼ cup shredded provolone cheese (You may use slices or your favorite cheese.)
Dried basil (If you have fresh basil leaves, use them instead.)
4 slices DiLusso Genoa salami (Again, use your favorite.)
Spray olive oil on one side of each slice of bread. Place them, oiled side down, in a heavy skillet. I use a cast iron skillet. Spread the cheese on one slice of bread. Sprinkle a little basil on the cheese. I rub the dried basil between my fingers to release the flavors. Top the basil and cheese with salami and close the sandwich with the second piece of bread. Be sure to put the oiled side out!
Cover the pan with a lid, and turn the heat up to medium-high. Cook the sandwich until it is golden brown. In my kitchen that took two-and-a-half minutes. Remove the lid and turn the sandwich. Turn the heat off and cook, uncovered, for another 3 minutes. The heat in the pan will finish the job. Now, eat it simply as it is, or use your favorite condiments.
I always love yellow mustard with salami. My favorite thing to do is to put a tiny bit of mayo with some French's yellow mustard on one slice of the bread after it has been grilled. Grey Poupon makes creamy Dijon mustard that's lovely, too. It's a completely different taste from the yellow, hot dog type, mustard.
Other condiments can completely change the personality of this sandwich. Use a marinara sauce to give it an Italian flavor. If you want an adventure in a sandwich, use a heaping spoonful of muffeletta olive salad to jazz it up. I like That Pickle Guy Muffalatta Olive Salad that I buy at Costco.
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Whatever you serve with your Grilled Salami and Provolone Sandwich, be sure to let us know about it in the BellaOnline Sandwiches Forum. We'll look forward to hearing about your sandwich adventures.
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