Marinated Antipasto Platter

Marinated Antipasto Platter
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Ingredients
  1. Marinade
  2. 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  3. 2 tablespoons orange juice
  4. 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  5. 1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
  6. 1 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
  7. 1/4 cup olive oil
  8. Antipasto
  9. 2 cups assorted olives, drained
  10. 1 (6-oz.) jar Green Giantâ„¢ Whole Mushrooms, drained
  11. 1 (8-oz.) block whole milk mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  12. 1/2 lb. sliced hard salami (about 1/8 inch thick)
  13. Cocktail toothpicks
  14. Lemon leaves, if desired
Instructions
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  2. In small nonmetal bowl, combine all marinade ingredients except oil; mix well. Slowly add oil, beating with wire whisk until marinade is thick and well blended. In nonmetal container or resealable food storage plastic bag, combine olives, mushrooms and cheese. Add marinade; cover and refrigerate at least 12 hours or overnight to blend flavors.
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  4. When ready to serve, cut salami slices in half. Roll slices into small cone shapes; spear with cocktail toothpicks. Line outside edge of large serving platter with lemon leaves. Arrange salami in center of platter.
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  6. Drain marinated olives, mushrooms and cheese, reserving marinade; arrange around outside edge of platter. Drizzle 1 to 2 tablespoons of reserved marinade over salami. (Discard remaining marinade.) Tuck several lemon leaves among olives, mushrooms and cheese.
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