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Aug 16, 2012 08:11 PM

Prosciutto with Tuna Hoagie?

I have been seeing this combo on a couple of hoagie menus (most notably at Chickie's) and I was wondering if anyone has tried it and if they liked it. Seems to me it might be a bit salty.

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  1. I haven't tried it but it seems like it would be a relative of a tuna club - which as long as the tuna is decent quality isn't too salty. I'm intrigued.

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    1. re: Bigley9

      A cple of German/Austrian restaurants I have been to have a cold appetizer of thinly.very thinly.sliced beef with a Tuna sauce. A little onion and garlic thrown in too, I suspect. It's very tasty. This soulds like a reverse on a rolll.I'd try it

      1. re: FriedClamFanatic

        Some things just don't sound like they belong together. Tuna salad is neat, prosciutto
        is wonderful with many things, but together? I think I'd pass.

        On the other hand, clams and pork don't sound like they would marry well, but they
        sure do...

        1. re: Bashful3

          I wonder if they are playing off prosciutto wrapped tuna.. which I have seen several recipes for. I think the additions of the mayo.. and other flavors would detract from the combination.

          1. re: cwdonald

            I don't think mayo is used in these sandwiches. Think of it more like an antipasto on a roll.

            1. re: Philly Ray

              Here are the incarnations I have seen so far...

              Cosmi's - Prosciutto, sharp provolone, Italian tuna, olives, roasted peppers, balsamic vinegar

              Chickie's (Two varieties) - Tuna with Prosciutto di Parma, olive oil, tomato, and oregano OR Tuna packed in olive oil, prosciutto, artichokes, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and seasonings.

              Pastificio - Italian brand tuna, prosciutto, aged sharp provolone, roasted peppers and black olives on a layer of lettuce and topped with extra virgin olive oil

              1. re: Philly Ray

                Makes more sense with the Italian tuna.. Definitely worth considering if Cosmi's or Chickie's is doing it.

                1. re: cwdonald

                  If you haven't been there, Pastificio (which is at 15th & Packer in the shopping center with Celebre's and Chickie's and Pete's) makes a good hoagie also..

    2. LOVE this idea!! One of the best (and most unexpected) sandwiches I ever had was one we ordered at some small cafe in barcelona. We didn't actually know what we were ordering - came out and it was a tuna sandwich with a thick slice of chorizo sausage. I was blown away by the flavor. Just as he Spanish and Portuguese pair many seafood dishes with meat, I think this prociutto and tuna hoagie sounds fab.