Italian Sandwich Loaf
The recipe Italian Sandwich Loaf could satisfy your Mediterranean craving in roughly 30 minutes. This hor d'oeuvre has 397 calories, 12g of protein, and 29g of fat per serving. This recipe covers 9% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 12. Head to the store and pick up loaves un bread, basil, pepper, and a few other things to make it today.
Cut 1/2 in. from the top of each loaf of bread; set aside. Hollow out bottom portion, leaving a 1/2-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another use).
Brush insides of shells and crust with 4 tablespoons oil.
Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until toasted.
In a 3-qt. saucepan, combine the tomatoes, tomato paste, bacon, pepperoni, garlic, basil, oregano and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
Remove from the heat and stir in cheeses. Spoon into bread shells; replace tops and brush with remaining oil.
Bake 15 minutes longer or until heated through.
Recommended wine: Sparkling Wine, Sparkling Rose
Antipasti on the menu? Try pairing with Sparkling Wine and Sparkling rosé. If you're serving a selection of appetizers, you can't go wrong with these. Both are very food friendly and complement a variety of flavors. The Ruinart Brut rosé ( half-bottle) with a 5 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 56 dollars per bottle.
Ruinart Brut Rose ( half-bottle)*There was a packaging change on this wine. The label pictured may not be the label received.*The wine is a brilliant orange-yellow rose petal colour with a very fine, profuse and sustained mousse. The nose is characterized by small red berries, mainly currant. On the palate the wine is vigorous and well balanced. A fine, fresh, fruity wine with well-integrated tannins and a hint of spice on the lengthy finish.Ruinart Rosé is produced from a blend of 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay from the best of recent vintages. All of the fruit is from premiers crus vineyards. Grapes from the estate vineyards in Sillery and Brimont (ancestral home of the Ruinart family) are joined by carefully selected grapes from other premiers crus vineyards in the Côte de Blancs and the Montagne de Reims. The grapes for Ruinart are selected basket by basket at the source, and only the finest premiers crus are used.