Submarine Flavors

Submarine Flavors

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"This sounds absurdly simple but is wonderful, especially when really great Italian meats and cheeses are used; but it really jazzes up routine lunch meats on a sub, too. I highly recommend the addition of a good dollop of Holland House hot cherry pepper relish. It's heavenly - had it at a sub shop on Boylston Street in Boston in the 70's and dreamed about it for years. Finally discovered it at an Italian grocery in Seattle and was thrilled to discover that same fabulous flavor. Try it, you'll love it!"
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1 h servings 85 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 85 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.2g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar, and let sit for at least an hour to steep the flavors in the oil. Sprinkle generously on the lettuce in your sub or directly on the insides of the bun.


  1. 16 Ratings

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I had been looking for a recipe for the oil they use on subs and this was great. My only complaint is that I stored it in the refrigerator and the oil congeals. Heat it up a bit in the microwave...

Most helpful critical review

This was okay. I didn't have a glass jar, so I steeped in a plastic bowl with a lid, and that may not have been a good idea. The flavors really didn't blend together all that great. Again, th...

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I had been looking for a recipe for the oil they use on subs and this was great. My only complaint is that I stored it in the refrigerator and the oil congeals. Heat it up a bit in the microwave...

Great! But not what Johnny Carino's serves (I used to work there). They just add baked minced garlic to extra virgin olive oil. This is better than that for a sandwich spread!

This is a great recipe. I use it for dipping bread in with Italian meals. I used dried garlic and crushed it. So good. I've been looking for a recipe like they use at Johnny Carino's and thi...

We welcomed the idea of homemade subs after all the various burgers we consumed this past Memorial Day weekend. We were even more delighted with this oil/dressing! It "made" the subs! I will not...

I made this for Faceless Frenzy July 2012 - it had been in my recipe box for a long time - over all this is very tasty but it also needs some red wine vinegar. This would also make a tasty dipp...

This is GREAT!! Of course I had to mess around with it, so I added 1/4 cup red wine vinegar and a little sugar...and a lot more garlic. This basic easy recipe is FANTASTIC, thanks for sharing.

Wonderful results for such a simple recipe! I scaled this recipe down so that I wouldn't have to store leftover oil. It still worked great. Made for very tasty sandwiches! I put it on the br...

This recipe is fantastic! I made my mother an traditional sub sandwich and she thought it was bought at a sub shop. This is definately a keeper.

My Mother always made subs with grated cabbage mixed with Italian dressing, various meats and mozzeralla. I found myself without Italian dressing so I went to this site and found this. An exce...

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