This Stromboli came out of the oven plumped up and looking just like a Manatee! We were shocked but nicely surprised. The filling is different than any other Stromboli I have ever made. I hope you will like it.
1 Pizza Dough (can be purchased at either Deli or Bakery section of most Supermarkets). Give at least 2 hours for it to rise.
3 cloves garlic (chopped)
24 olives, both black and green (pitted and sliced)
6 ripe Roma tomatoes (seeded and sliced)
1 cup frozen Spinach (defrosted, drained and patted dry)
1/2 cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar
1/2 cup Shredded Mozzarella
3 fillets of anchovy (optional)
red pepper flakes to taste
Braize the chopped garlic in 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium size frying pan. Once garlic is light gold, add the sliced olives, sliced tomatoes, spinach, anchovy, and pepper flakes. Lay out your pizza dough in a round pan that has been greased. Spread the pan mixture on the dough, leaving at least 1/2 inch from the ends free of ingredients. Then add the two cheeses. Fold the dough several times till you have a nice loaf. Then brush olive oil on top and sprinkle Kosher salt on top as well.
Bake in 375 oven till golden brown. This is a great side dish or appetizer. Enjoy.