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Week 2 – Salami-Mozzarella Calzone

17 Sep

Karen’s part:

This week we decided to go with something savoury….. we chose a yummy Salami-Mozzarella Calzone.  I had seen this in my Food Network Magazine in May, put a smiley face beside it to mark it and forgot all about it…. until a few weeks ago. Jonathan and I agreed this was the week for the calzone.

I purchased the ingredients on my way home from work and decided it would be easy to make for a quick supper…. I was right!  I was able to find the refrigerated pizza crust in the cooler section; I was under the assumption we couldn’t get it in Canada. I was very happy about finding it, so that made things quicker than making my own dough but you could easily use your favourite dough recipe for it. I decided to purchase the giardiniera even though I knew I might be stuck with half of the jar.  I figured my dad and I would enjoy them next time he visits.  I followed the recipe exactly except (I LOVE throwing in my own touches) I used sea salt on the top of the crust instead of the parsley.  I LOVE salt 🙂  (I have to confess here that Chef Jonathan gave me the idea for the sea salt part but I’m sure he’ll call it by its proper name when he writes his blog…… )  The whole process was easy; it took no time at all.

I was so excited when it came out of the oven that I cut it before I took the picture.  That’s why there’s part of it missing.  I ate it then realized I’d forgotten to take the picture.  OOPS! Well, I was hungry….  My only suggestion would be to have some sauce to go with it.  I know that most calzones serve it that way when you order it in a restaurant.  You could also switch it up and change the meat.  And of course, you could leave out the giardiniera; especially if you don’t have a dad to finish off the rest of the jar with.

I highly recommend this recipe. And I WILL make it, again.

Salami-Mozzarela Calzone

This recipe can be found on the Food Network site under Salami-Mozzarella Calzone.

“Salami-Mozzarella Calzone Recipe : Food Network Kitchens : Food Network.” Food Network – Easy Recipes, Healthy Eating Ideas and Chef Recipe Videos. Web. 16 Sept. 2011. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/salami-mozzarella-calzone-recipe/index.html.
 
 
Chef Jonathan’s part:
I was skeptical that any grocer in London would have the refrigerated pizza dough, so I just made my own, using a classic pizza dough recipe, that I have used before. It proved to be very useful, although I planned on making two calzones and it only provided yield for one. I also omitted the parsley in the egg wash, but instead added Garlic Olive Oil and it added a nice presence. Halfway through cooking, I sprinkled some Fleur de Sel on the calzone. This adds a nice crunch to pizzas and pastas, that I have come to prefer (coarse sea salt will have the same effect). And of course, I used lots of cheese, and it started oozing out of the holes I poked in the dough to allow ventilation (yum!) All in all, it was a great recipe, although I would add a marinara sauce to the actual calzone next time, along with a dipping sauce as well.
                                           
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3 responses to “Week 2 – Salami-Mozzarella Calzone

  1. gayle greven

    September 17, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Nice job, you two. You sound like a couple of ‘foodies’ with all your chef talk. I like it!

     
  2. lil sis

    September 19, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Well since my earlier post didn’t post . . . .

    Great idea. I think this may become a family favorite around here. One question – what is “giardiniera”? I am assuming it is just a tomato based sauce so I think we will just stick with pizza sauce and try the “giardiniera” another day. 🙂

     
  3. onerecipetwokitchensendlessopportunities

    September 19, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Thanks, Aunt Kris! FYI, the giardiniera is just pickled vegetables.

     

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