Classic sandwich for me - Whole Wheat soft hoagie bun, extra virgin olive oil, black olives, iceberg lettuce, generous helping of Capiacola, generous helping of pepperoni, medium helping of Genoa Salami, sliced onion, sliced green pepper, couple slices aged swiss cheese.
Pepperoni has a more pronounced flavor to me than does either salami, and I'm a guy who loves strong flavors (can you tell from the breath-killer sandwich above?
). Salami will be a little more versatile than the pepperoni. But pepperoni is another form of salami and works well in salads, pasta, tomato sauce, sandwiches, on pizza, with scrambled eggs, chopped and added to egg salad sandwich filling, in calzones, and even put together with rice and beans. I also love taking a pinch of slices and popping them into my mouth for a snack, followed by a good slice of cheese. The flavor profile of pepperoni has a slightly also works with the vinager and sugar of three-bean salad. In fact, I love the stuff so much I might even throw it in apple pie! Ha! Gotcha. I'm crazy, but not that crazy. I would throw it in a meat pie though, along with some Italian sausage, onions, and diced potatoes, or in lasagna.
To me, salami is relegated to sandwiches and hors-dueveres, unless it's a good soprasetta.
I'd go with the pepperoni. But of course, that's MHO.
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