An Italian Sandwich Party

15 Jun

My family got together one Saturday afternoon recently to celebrate Mother’s Day. We couldn’t get together on the real day so we just made one up.

Our theme was a little Italian sandwich party. Read up — as it was a smashing success and would work great for Father’s Day.

My sister provided the venue, and I brought the food. I hit up my two favourite Italian shops — Lina’s and The Italian Supermarket — for all the fixings.

The essentials: fresh organic bread, buffalo mozzarella, balsamic glaze, olive tapenade, basil, Genoa salami, dilled Havarti (not so Italian but oh so essential), argula and dried black olives.

We laid everything out and everyone made their own.

I’ll give you the fancy-pants recipes for my two favourites.

Caprese Sandwich

Drizzle a little olive oil on bread, followed by olive tapenade.

Add a layer of fresh tomato, buffalo mozzarella, basil. Stop with fresh pepper and a spoonful of balsamic glaze.

Salami and Argula

Drizzle a little olive oil on bread, followed by olive tapenade. (Olive tapenade is to me what butter is to other folks.)

Add arugula, salami, sundried tomatoes, dill havarti and dijon mustard.

Serve with fresh veggies and extra olives. Buon appetito!

~Chris

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One Response to “An Italian Sandwich Party”

  1. Sarah Frangou June 16, 2011 at 9:56 am #

    We’re having these when I get home.

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