is one of the recipes that has been provided
by Shirley Cline from San Fransisco. (You can
contact Shirley by emailing her - click here). Shirley
had this to say:
Central Grocery, is an emporium of imported
foods across from the French Market. It is most
famous for its muffulettas in the City of New
Orleans. It is a round sesame loaf layered with
meats and cheeses and topped with olive salad
(essential ingredient) and reflects the Italian
influence on New Orleans cooking ".
1 (3 oz.) jar pimiento-stuffed green olives,
and sliced (1 cup)
1 stalk celery, thinly sliced (1 cup)
1 large tomato, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup olive oil (DO NOT SUBSTITUTE)
1 Tblsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. black pepper
round loaf sesame seed Italian bread 9-10
inches in diameter
2 oz. thinly sliced baked ham
2 oz. thinly sliced Genoa salami
2 oz. thinly sliced provolone cheese
2 oz. thinly sliced mortadella
the olive salad: Place the olives in a strainer
and rinse with cold water; drain well.
a medium size bowl, combine the olives with
the remaining salad ingredients and mix well;
cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready
assemble the muffaletta, split the loaf of
bread in half.
the bottom half with the ham, salami, provolone,
the olive salad over the cheese and cover
with the top piece of bread.
the sandwich into quarters.