This sandwich/pizza hybrid, stuffed with anchovy and salami, is a perfect riverside snack when you’re feeling a bit famished and the fish haven’t been biting.

Pull-apart salami and anchovy bread

Pull-apart salami and anchovy bread

Yield: 4

All of these ingredients are pretty shelf stable—even a slightly old loaf of bread will come back to life when it’s packed with sauce and cheese. If you’re not an anchovy fan, leave them out; but if you’re trying to expand your horizons, give them a try in this recipe. They’re delicious across from the salami, and if you regret including them, they’re easy to pick off.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 1 213-ml can pizza sauce
  • 125 g salami, sliced
  • 1 320-g bag shredded cheese
  • Pinch of dried oregano
  • Pinch of red-pepper flakes
  • Anchovy filets (optional)
  • Salt and cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Hot sauce, optional

Instructions

  1. Have two pieces of foil on hand. Slice bread in a cross-hatch pattern, ¾ of the way through the loaf. Spread pizza sauce into slices, followed by salami, then shredded cheese. Sprinkle with oregano and red-pepper flakes. Top with anchovy filets and season with salt and pepper, then wrap loaf with foil so that the top piece of foil is easily removable.
  2. Build a fire and let it burn down until you have a few flames and a solid bed of coals. Place grill over coals and let the grill heat up for a few minutes.
  3. Place the foil-wrapped loaf on the grill and toast for about 25 minutes (longer if your fire is low).

Notes

Cross-hatch the bread almost all the way through, and stuff it as full as you can!