Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Salami Skepticism

Forrest is a big fan of Salami and I have never been crazy about it, but always willing to eat it if it is buried in a a dish with other ingredients of my liking. I went into making this super easy calzone thinking I would be turned off by the fact that the salami was the sole meat. And boy was I ever wrong. This calzone was delicious. All of the ingredients worked wonderfully together and it even left me questioning my salami disdain...

Salami Mozzarella Calzone
Adapted from the Food Network

  • 1 large green bell pepper, diced and sauteed in cooking spray
  • 4 oz of white button mushrooms, sliced and sauteed in cooking spray
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 pound shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
  • 1 13.8-ounce tube refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1/4 pound deli-sliced salami, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 pound sliced provolone cheese

Place a baking sheet upside down in the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F. Beat the eggs and parsley in a small bowl.

Pour half of the egg mixture into a medium bowl and stir in the mozzarella.

Reserve the remaining egg mixture for brushing on the crust.

Turn another baking sheet upside down; line with parchment paper and brush with olive oil. Unroll the dough on the parchment paper and pat into a 9-by-12-inch rectangle. Spread the mozzarella mixture over one half of the dough, leaving a 1-inch border along the edge.

Top with the salami,

followed by vegetables

and provolone.

Fold the other half of the dough over to cover the filling. Crimp and roll the edges to seal,

then pierce the top of the dough in a few places with a knife.

Slide the calzone with the parchment paper onto the hot baking sheet; bake 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush with the remaining egg mixture,

then continue to bake until the crust is golden, 5 to 10 more minutes. Let rest 5 minutes, then cut into wedges.

Click Here for My Adapted Printable Recipe


amanda messa said...

Looks really good! I'm not a salami person either but that bread looks delicious!!

Stephanie said...

I love salami so this sounds fabulous to me!!

Ashley's Cooking Adventures said...

Your calzone dough shot looks pretty darn perfect! I've been wanting to try homemade clazones for a while now.

Mal said...

I've never tried salami in a calzone before and I don't know why, this looks delicious!

Melanie said...

Mmmm... the deli guy at Robert's by our house gave me a taste test of all of their salami-- do that & you will definitely be a fan!! This looks delish!

teresa said...

oh wow, this looks and sounds divine, i love salami.