I would venture to say that we are all, to a certain extent, sandwich lovers. We all have different tastes, one may gravitate to the peanut butter and jelly region while others live on the wild side with a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich using four cheeses that neither one of us can pronounce along with a fig spread. No matter what end of the spectrum you are on, you have to admit that some days a good ole’ sandwich can really hit the spot!
Now, there are days when a plain Jane ham and cheese is what will ring your bell and then there are those days that plain Jane just won’t do! That’s when you need a little kick, something a little extra special. On those days for me, I crave my Spicy Italian Pressed Picnic Sandwich with all kinds of goodies from the family of Mezzetta products.
I love spicy, I love flavor and this sandwich really hits the spot when I am in that spicy mood! What do you like to make when the sandwich mood hits you? I grab a few of my favorite Mezzetta goodies like their Savory Garlic Everything Spread, (for the record, this is my new favorite spread EVER!) Their Chicago Style Italian Sandwich Mix, Roasted Red Bell Pepper and then I top it off with some tangy olives. Kalamata and Jalapeño Stuffed Green Olives for an extra kick. What do you like to create with? Did you know the folks at Mezzetta are hosting a sandwich making contest?
Are you ready to put your sandwich making skills to the test? For $25,000 I think it’s totally time to get your sandwich on! Visit Mezzetta for all the details on the Make that Sandwich Contest.
Now, if I could enter the contest… Here’s what I think would be a tasty recipe.
My simple, yet tasty Spicy Italian Pressed Picnic Sandwich. Here’s how you make it. You will need some good Ciabatta bread, cut it in half length wise.
Now this sandwich is packed full of all kinds of goodies so, I pull some of the bread out of the center of the Ciabatta slices to make more room. Then I spread the sandwich liberally with Mezzetta Garlic Savory Everything Spread. I then top one side of the sandwich with Mezzetta Chicago Style Italian Sandwich Mix and some Roasted Red Bell Pepper.
Then on the other side of the sandwich, I layer some Genoa salami, ham and some Havariti cheese. I also top it with some fresh basil from my garden.
I then close the sandwich and wrap it with wax paper…
… And then I place something heavy on top to press the sandwich. Let it press for 5 minutes or so and then put in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat.
These sandwiches are PERFECT for picnics or traveling. They keep really well and actually taste a little better after the bold flavors have had time to marry.
Soooo, what are you going to make for The Make That Sandwich Contest? What bold flavor combinations will you come up with?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mezzetta. The opinions and text are all mine.2