Happy Mardi Gras everyone!! After seeing this Muffuletta sandwich by Emeril, it is seriously making my mouth water. There really is nothing quite like the flavor, the texture and taste of a true Muffuletta sandwich.

Having had my share of these glorious babies on my last trip to New Orleans, I can attest to the amazing mix of flavors and the fact that this sandwich will rock your tastebuds to the fullest!

Source: foodandwine.com via Jen on Pinterest

Emeril’s recipe from Food and Wine.. I have taken some of this recipe word for word below…so you can see the beauty and grace this lovely sandwich of a being has to offer.. Emeril’s Muffuletta Contributed by Emeril Lagasse, ACTIVE: 20 MIN TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 15 MIN SERVINGS: 8

Click here or the photo above for the whole recipe  and to see all the individual ingredients….

As according to Food and Wine, ” The muffuletta is the quintessential New Orleans sandwich of cured meats, cheese and tangy olive salad piled onto a sturdy Italian loaf. Emeril Lagasse’s delicious muffuletta is packed with briny olives and pickled vegetables. 

In a medium bowl, stir the pimento-stuffed olives with the giardiniera, capers and their respective liquids. Add the Calamata olives, garlic, shallot, oregano, parsley, thyme and crushed red pepper. Stir in the olive oil and let the mixture stand for 1 hour.

Open the Italian bread on a work surface. Spoon the olive salad on both sides of the bread and spread evenly. Arrange the mozzarella slices on the bottom half of the bread, then top with the capocollo, Genoa salami and mortadella. Arrange the provolone cheese on the top half of the bread, covering the olive salad completely. Carefully close the sandwich. Wrap the sandwich tightly in plastic and let stand for 30 minutes or up to 2 hours. Cut the sandwich into 8 pieces and serve peperoncini on the side.” 

Thank you Emeril!! Thank You New Orleans! This is an amazing recipe Food and Wine has shown us!