Meet the Sullivans: Salami-Mozzarella Calzone

August 28, 2011

Salami-Mozzarella Calzone

I've made a few calzones before (here and here), but I have to admit this is my favorite one so far!
The photo does not do it justice.
 (Terrible photo! This is the last time for a long time that you'll see a recipe with an iPhone photo in it!)

 Salami-Mozzarella Calzone
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2 large eggs
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/4 pound shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
1 13.8-ounce tube refrigerated pizza dough
1/4 pound deli-sliced salami, cut into thin strips
1 1/2 cups giardiniera (pickled mixed vegetables) fresh Spinach
1/4 pound sliced provolone cheese 

Place a baking sheet upside down in the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F. Beat the eggs, parsley and lemon zest in a small bowl. Pour half of the egg mixture into a medium bowl and stir in the mozzarella. Reserve the remaining egg mixture for brushing on the crust.

Turn another baking sheet upside down; line with parchment paper and brush with olive oil. Unroll the dough on the parchment paper and pat into a 9-by-12-inch rectangle. Spread the mozzarella mixture over one half of the dough, leaving a 1-inch border along the edge. Top with the salami, followed by the pickled vegetables spinach and provolone. Fold the other half of the dough over to cover the filling. Crimp and roll the edges to seal, then pierce the top of the dough in a few places with a knife.

Slide the calzone with the parchment paper onto the hot baking sheet; bake 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush with the remaining egg mixture, then continue to bake until the crust is golden, 5 to 10 more minutes. Let rest 5 minutes, then cut into wedges.

This was a great and very quick week night dinner--there barely any chopping or prepping. I love any recipe that gets me in and out of the kitchen in 40 minutes or less!

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