Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"End Of the Week" Deli Sandwich

End-Of-The-Week Deli Sandwich

A few weeks ago I attended the last in my series of Hollywood Bowl shows for the summer. I've been wanting to attend the Sound of Music Singalong ever since I first heard about it a few years ago, so I was thrilled to know that no obstacles were in my way this year. Of course, right when the summer ended is when the weather decided to behave like summer and I wanted to make something easy and quick for another great potluck picnic. This recipe did require turning on the oven when it was 85 degrees out at 10AM, but it's only for a short time and well worth it. Bon Appetit calls this an end of the week sandwich because it's made of things that I guess typical families still have in their kitchens at the end of the week. I didn't have most of the ingredients, but I didn't mind purchasing them to make the recipe. By the way, if you ever find yourself in Los Angeles at the end of September, make it a point to try and get tickets to this singalong. It's an epic experience that you do not want to miss!

End of the Week Deli Sandwich
(From Bon Appetit, August 2010)

Makes 6+ servings

1 pound pain rustique (can also use ciabatta or focaccia)
1/2 cup pesto
1/4 cup mayonnaise
8 thin cheese slices (I used provolone, can also use Jack, Swiss or Havarti)
9 ounces assorted deli meats (I used mortadella, genova salami, coppa, prosciutto, capocollo and calabrese salame)
2/3 cup sliced drained peperoncini
Thinly sliced red onion (about 1/2 of an onion)
1-2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
Arugula or other lettuce

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.

In a small bowl, mix together the pesto and mayonnaise and spread over both halves of the bread. Top the pesto with the cheese. Bake the bread halves until lightly toasted and the cheese has melted, about 8-10 minutes.

Top the cheese with the meats, then peperoncini, onion, tomatoes, and arugula. Cover sandwich with the top half of the bread. Cut in half, lengthwise and then crosswise into individual sandwiches.

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Erica said...

Glad you enjoyed the show! The sandwich- yum! The bread looks like it was the total scene stealer. But I bet the pesto on it was pretty jammin as well. Hope your week is going nicely

Pam said...

The singalong show sounds like great fun! And the sandwich is perfect! Love all that cheese and deli meat on it.

vanillasugarblog said...

esi esi esi! we need a close up of this fabulous sandwich. oh yes.

Banana Wonder said...

I so what to take a massive bite out of this!

Joanne said...

Being a musical-obsessed FREAK I'm sure the singalong must have been super fun.

This sandwich is such a mouthful. In such a good way.

Jenn said...

I sooooo wanted to go to the sing-a-long!!!! Lucky you. :) And a delicious sandwich to go along with it.

Diana said...

I'm definitely letting you drag me along to the sing-along next year. The hills will be alive with Diana's singing... ;)

Joyti said...

I bet your sandwich was delicious.
But I wonder how it got its name :)

Unknown said...

That looks great! I could always go for a heafy sandwich.

Anonymous said...

So tasty looking!


Mindy said...

1) I LOVE The Sound of Music, so I'm definitely doing this next time I visit my family in September.

2) My husband will LOVE me for making him this sandwich.


Simones Kitchen said...

Well I could definitely eat a sandwich like that any day of the week! Delicious

The Food Librarian said...

I love the singalong at the Bowl! So glad you got to experience it with this awesome sandwich!

La Cuisine d'Helene said...

I want to make that sandwich. Have a great week-end!

Alicia Foodycat said...

Some people must have much better stocked pantries than I do. I can't imagine having all that left at the end of the week! It looks completely delicious though.

L. P. Skeen said...

wow, I didn't know the Sound of Music Singalong was a real thing - I thought it was something they made up for Kurt to say on Glee two weeks ago... Sandwich looks yummy! I am also partial to the "whatever's in the fridge" sandwich, and have been known to make them with meat, pickles, sprouts, apple slices or whatever. :)