Monday, November 26, 2012

Amore's Italian Salad

Photo courtesy Princeton Daily Clarion
   Amore's Pizza is a little shop in the heart of Oakland City. The business occupies what used to be the old Oakland City Bank, which dates back to 1903. The quaint pizzeria is full of nostalgia from the original bank vault to the antique coke machines and the displays of local athletes and "Hometown Heroes," our local armed forces.
   The menu consists of your standard pizzas, salads, sandwiches and pastas, but nothing about these items are standard, except very reasonable prices that haven't changed in 4 years.
   To me, it's all about the dough, made each night and put in a large double-door refrigerator, to rise over night. The small dough mounds are used for small pizzas and pepperoni sticks and the medium ones not only become pizza, but also calzones.
   One of the ingredients that caught my eye, and taste buds, was the roasted red sweet peppers, which are marinated in a special blend of oil, vinegar and spices. They add a distinctive flavor to the pizzas, sandwiches and the Italian salad. The one recipe that we, at home, might be able to do is the Italian salad.

Amore's Italian Salad
black olives
green pepper

Layer ingredients on top of lettuce and lightly add Italian dressing. Top with pepperoncini as garnish.
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