*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                                ANTIPASTO #1
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Salads
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         Iceberg lettuce
    1       cn           (Large) Italian tuna,*
    1                    Small jar roasted red -
    1                    Small jar green vinegar -
                         Tomatoes, cut in wedges
                         Pitted black olives
                         Green olives w/Pimento
                         Provolone cheese,***
                         Imported ham****
                         Genoa Salami****
                         Pepperoni (large slices)****
   *packed in olive oil
   **packed in vinegar and oil
   ***sliced, slices cut in half
   ****Sliced Italian cold cuts, rolled lengthwise
   On platter, arrange lettuce, leaving a hole in the
   middle large enough to hold the can of tuna. Drain oil
   from the can over the lettuce, then place tuna in the
   middle of platter.
   Divide platter into sections, placing 1/2 slice of
   cheese in each section. On top of cheese, place 1
   rolled slice of each type of meat.
   Drain liquid from red pepper jar over all, then
   randomly place peppers, olives, and tomatoes around
   the platter. Salt and pepper to taste, then pour more
   olive oil over all.
   Eat heartily, accompanied by much loud Italian
   conversation. In fact, I typed this accompanied by
   much loud Italian conversation. My parents were here,
   and both were shouting instructions over my shoulder.
   They disagreed about the arrangement of the lettuce -
   my mother said that the hole in the middle of the
   platter was necessary; my father insisted that it
   wasn't, saying you can just dump the tuna on top of
   the lettuce. I finally had to give up on this reply
   until they went home. So now, in the peace and quiet
   of the aftermath, I've finished it. Hope you had a
   wonderful holiday.
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