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’Nduja and mozzarella ciabatta with garlic and thyme oil

Sometimes, the simplest things are the best. Here, it's all about 'nduja - the spicy spreadable Calabrian salami - and the best buffalo mozzarella you can find. 

You'll need

4 ciabatta rolls, halved 150 gm ’nduja (see note) 250 gm buffalo mozzarella, thickly sliced Pickled onions, to serve   Garlic and thyme oil 100 ml extra-virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, very thinly sliced 2 tsp thyme


  • 01
  • For garlic and thyme oil, heat ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat until fragrant and garlic is light golden (2-3 minutes), then set aside.
  • 02
  • Preheat a sandwich press. Drizzle cut sides of ciabatta with a little garlic and thyme oil and spread bases with ’nduja. Top with mozzarella slices, season with sea salt and sandwich with tops. Toast until mozzarella melts (3-4 minutes), then cut into pieces, drizzle with garlic and thyme oil, and serve hot with pickled onions.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 - 6 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 - 6 people

Additional Notes

’Nduja is available from select delicatessens. If it’s unavailable, substitute sliced spicy salami. Soften ’nduja at room temperature to make it easier to spread.

Drink Suggestion

Gutsy, earthy, Sicilian red.

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Sep 2016

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