The Italian

By • June 18, 2011 • 8 Comments

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Author Notes: This is a big meaty sandwich. I love an Italian hero or hoagie this is my take on that sandwich.I saw some really beautiful water cress at the market so added that to this sandwich it has a peppery slightly spicy taste that goes well with the meat. It keeps really well and actually tastes better hours after making it. Great for a picnic!sdebrango

Serves 4-6

  • Loaf of your favorite rustic bread ( I used ciabatta and Italian)
  • A bunch of fresh watercress, cleaned and dried
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed Capers
  • 3 tablespoons Red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 pound Proscuitto de Parma
  • 1/4 pound Mortadella
  • 1/4 pound Sweet or hot sopresetta
  • Parmigiano reggiano
  1. To make the vinaigrette: Crush your capers, add the dijon mustard, olive oil, and red wine vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.Whisk and set aside
  2. Slice the bread of your choice in half lengthwise. Drizzle a little vinaigrette on half of the loaf, layer your meat, add a tbs of dressing onto your cleaned and dried water cress. Put the dressed water cresss on top of the meat. Shave some of the parmigiano reggiano on top of the water cress. Drizzle a little more of the vinegarette on the other side of the loaf. Close and enjoy.
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Christinaconte_5535fw

over 1 year ago Christina @ Christina's Cucina

looks divine!

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over 1 year ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks so much Christina,

Kg_in_evanston_cropped

over 3 years ago Fairmount_market

The vinaigrette sounds delicious. I look forward to trying it.

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you so much, it really is so good on the sandwich.

Dscn2212

over 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Love sopresetta, and this is beautiful.

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you, me too I love Italian cured meats.

Dscn3274

over 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Love this!!

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks so much, I think there are so many wonderful dishes here we could have some picnic.