Soppressata: Pork salami; Italian
One of many Italian cold cuts I just don’t know a whole lot about and think of as “salty” with some reason but not a whole lot of reason. There is sweet and hot soppressata, kind of like sweet or hot Italian sausage. It’s flavored with peppercorns but also a variety of other spices that are chosen by whoever is making it, so they can be different depending on the brand. Or the butcher if you are residing in Italy or a very Italian section of our United States.
People kind just eat soppressata, they don’t really put it in things. Like most other salamis, it sits in a sandwich or all alone…
Fun fact, some soppressata has ALL different parts of the pig up in there… Although the whole “head to tail” meat thing is becoming kind of a food trend so maybe that really gets you goin!!! Sausage: Do or don’t do. There is no try.******
******I’VE NEVER SEEN STAR WARS!!!!!!!!
Availability: As with prosciutto, Stop and Shop does carry this item but Pricechopper and Big Y do not, as far as I’ve seen. Butcher shops and smaller specialty stores will certainly have it.
Recipe to try: Soppressata Panini from Panini Happy. As I said, in a sandwich. This is a great site, by the way. Something about the way “Panini Kathy” writes just always puts a smile on my face like she wants me to have a good day or something. Thank you, Kathy!