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Hi, my fiance was in Seattle last weekend and on my behest brought me back goodies from Salumi Cured Meats. Being the overly enthusiastic boy he is, he brought back 6 different kinds of salamis:
Agrumi
Cotto
Finocchiona
Hot Sopressata
Salumi Salami
Smoked Paprika

Now I have all this meat and I'm not sure what to do with it. Any inspiration for sandwiches, pizzas or pastas or any other brilliant recipe ideas?

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Armandino's Salumi
309 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

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  1. You know, with such a lovely selection of meats, I would just make an antipasto platter to share for dinner. The meats are able to shine on their own that way. I usually include some fresh mozzerella, fontina, shaved parm and lettuce, tomato, roasted red peppers, caponata, marinated mushrooms, marinated artichoke hearts, pepperoncini, olives, and really anything else you fancy. I serve with a good loaf of bread, warmed, and olive oil, balsamic, salt, pepper, fresh oregano, and fresh basil to add to one's own taste.

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    1. re: diablo

      I agree with diablo completely...Poppa Batali's work should be experienced without flavor distractions. Savor each and every bite.

      The only addition I would make to the post above is a nice Italian red that would stand up to the various spices....but based on the ingredient listing I sense that diablo took the wine as a given !