Make Ahead

TheĀ Italian

June 18, 2011
2 Ratings
  • Serves 4-6
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

What You'll Need
  • 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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  • Christina @ Christina's Cucina
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I have loved to cook for as long as I can remember, am self taught learning as I go. I come from a large Italian family and food was at the center of almost every gathering. My grandfather made his own wine and I remember the barrels of wine in the cellar of my grandfathers home, I watched my mother and aunts making homemade pasta and remember how wonderful it was to sit down to a truly amazing dinner. Cooking for me is a way to express myself its my creative outlet. I enjoy making all types of food but especially enjoy baking, I live in Brooklyn, NY, and I share my home with my two dogs Izzy and Nando. I like to collect cookbooks and scour magazines and newspapers for recipes. I hope one day to organize them.

4 Reviews

Christina @. June 11, 2013
looks divine!
Fairmount_market June 18, 2011
The vinaigrette sounds delicious. I look forward to trying it.
boulangere June 18, 2011
Love sopresetta, and this is beautiful.
inpatskitchen June 18, 2011
Love this!!