This might be the first sandwich recipe on the blog. When Dan returned from a daytrip to New Jersey, he admitted that he'd had a sultry and unforgivable lunchtime affair with a Garden State native who "had more meat than I could get in my mouth". Some asshole named Vesuvio.
Turns out Vesuvio is a sandwich. Our family has never been big on sandwiches, and it's a bit odd to think of a 'recipe' for one, but this is a fantastic combination of ingredients that deserves posting. The key is to use fresh, high quality bread. I recommend something like a mini ciabatta roll, which has a springy, airy texture, but without the mouth-shredding crust of some other European-style breads.
deli slices of smoked turkey
roasted red peppers from a jar
a fresh ciabatta roll
Try to have a ratio of cheese:meat of about 1:5. No need to add any other kind of condiment, especially if your bread is fresh. Enjoy!
PS: When I posted this I checked to see if there's anything else known as a "Vesuvio sandwich". Turns out the signature sandwich of the Vesuvio restaurant in Philadelphia won accolades as the 'best sandwich in America', a cheese-steak BLT sandwich. Very different from Dan's version with the same name, but probably sinfully good.