Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart

Pressed Picnic Sandwich

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 50 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr 15 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 10 servings
Save Recipe

Ingredients

3 medium red bell peppers

1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper

1 loaf rustic Italian bread, such as ciabatta

1/2 cup prepared black olive paste

8 ounces fresh goat cheese

8 ounces marinated artichoke hearts

6 ounces prosciutto, thinly sliced

1/4 pound peppered salami, thinly sliced

2 1/4 cups loosely packed mixed fresh herbs, such as basil, cilantro, or parsley

Directions

  1. Heat a grill or grill pan until hot, or preheat broiler. Cook peppers until completely charred, turning frequently so all sides cook evenly, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Place peppers in a deep bowl, and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Set bowl aside until the skins loosen and the peppers are cool enough to handle, about 15 minutes. Using your hands, rub off the charred skin, rinsing your hands frequently under cold running water. Slice peppers in half, and remove the seeds and stems. Cut flesh into 1-inch wide strips.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the mustard and vinegar. Gradually whisk in the olive oil. Whisk in 2 tablespoons warm water. Whisk in salt and pepper to taste, and set the vinaigrette aside.
  3. Slice loaf of bread lengthwise and remove soft crumb; reserve crumb for another use. Spread olive paste on the bottom crust, and add the pepper strips. Crumble the goat cheese on top of peppers. Arrange artichoke hearts over goat cheese. Drizzle half of the reserved vinaigrette on top. Arrange prosciutto and salami over artichoke hearts. Drizzle with the remaining vinaigrette. Scatter herbs over meats. Place the top crust on sandwich.
  4. Wrap the sandwich tightly with plastic wrap. Set a weight, such as a brick or large cast-iron skillet on top for at least 1 hour. When ready to serve, slice sandwich into 10 pieces.

Pressed Picnic Sandwich with Roasted Red Pepper and Pepperoncini Spread

Caponata Picnic Sandwiches

Grilled Chicken and Kale Caesar Pressed Sandwich

Turkey Picnic Sandwich