United Tastes of GreenPan: Stromboli
Stromboli - the food, not the volcano - was named after the Italian-American film directed by Roberto Rossellini and featuring Ingrid Bergman. Director and actress had a notorious off-screen affair, so you see the link with this hot and spicy Italo-American sandwich. ;-)
- 1 lb readymade pizza dough
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup finely grated parmigiana-reggiano
- 1/3 lb thinly sliced salami (about 12 slices)
- 1/4 lb thinly sliced provolone (about 12 slices)
- 2/3 cup jarred roasted bell peppers, rinsed and chopped
- a handful of basil and arugula leaves
- 1/3 cup of pitted black olives, sliced
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and spread over the tomato sauce. Sprinkle evenly with 1 tablespoon parmesan and black pepper, to taste. Arrange the salami, provolone, roasted peppers, herbs and olives in an even layer over the dough. Roll up dough round, then tuck ends under and pinch edges to seal.
Brush lightly with egg and cut 3 (1/2 inch) steam vents in each roll. Bake on the middle rack in oven until golden, 30 to 35 minutes.
P.S. Always allow the pizza or bread dough to come to room temperature. If the dough is too cold, it will constantly retract as you roll it.