Sunday, May 27, 2012

Panini Recipes

Try making your own Panini bread see the following link...
My Gardner Guy...Grow, Create, Cook and Eat...: Panini Bread and the Cuisinart Griddle and Panini Press!!!

Panini Recipes.....
Sandwich Panini with Onions, Peppers and Provolone
(makes 4 sandwiches)
1 pound sirloin steak... Grilled sliced thin seasoned with garlic and salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 yellow bell pepper (saute or grill peppers and onions)
1 red bell pepper
1 sweet onion
½ pound provolone cheese, sliced
 Paninni Bread or 8 slices garlic sourdough bread
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
*Could be made with leftover steak, sliced into thin ribbons.
*Try using my Gardner Guys bottled sweet peppers and carmelized onions for this recipe!!!
My Gardner Guy...Grow, Create, Cook and Eat...: Caramelized Red Onion Relish
My Gardner Guy...Grow, Create, Cook and Eat...: Sweet Peppers...will taste pretty darn good on My Gardner's Guy sandwiches

Ham and Cheese

Panini Bread
Proscuitto  di Parma Ham...
(Italian for "ham." A broadly used term to describe a ham that has been seasoned, salt-cured (not smoked), and air-dried. The meat is pressed producing a firm, dense texture. Prosciutto is a classic first course when served with melons and figs. Prosciutto can also be added at the last minute to cooked foods such as pastas or vegetables. Prolonged cooking will toughen prosciutto) I love this ham but at the price of $21.00 per pound ...sometimes I use Boars Pesto Parmesan Ham...both make an excellent panini.
Provolone Cheese
Fig, Jalapeno, or Tomato  Jam Spread, I have used all three, My Gardner Guy's favorite is the Jalapeno!!!
Here is a great tasting Tomato Jam!!!
My Gardner Guy...Grow, Create, Cook and Eat...: Tomato Jam.....great for appetizers and fantastic on a BLT!!!
More on Proscuitto di Parma below...
My Gardner Guy...Grow, Create, Cook and Eat...: Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus....

Tuscan Panini

Panini Bread
Chicken (roasted)
Banana Peppers
Tuscan Cream Cheese Spread (see recipe below)

Tuscan Cream Cheese Spread (half this for smaller groups)

20 servings 30 min 30 min prep
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped (save the juice)
1/3 cup chopped black olives
8 green onions, chopped
3 ounces sun-dried tomatoes, softened and chopped
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped

In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, garlic and salt; stir and blend in artichokes and olives.
Add green onions, tomatoes, parsley and chives; gently mix together.
Refrigerate for several hours or overnight (if possible) to blend flavors.
If mixture is too thick, stir in some of the artichoke juice.
Bring to room temperature and serve with water crackers or other crispy bread.
Or, you can add more of the artichoke juice to make it more of a dip consistency, and serve with cut up veggies.

Cuban Panini

Cooked Turkey
Pulled Pork
Cajun Cheddar
Sliced Pickles
Smear Sauce (Recipe below)

Smear Sauce using Rooster Sauce (Sriracha)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon hot chili sauce (such as Sriracha)
  • 1/3 cup (packed) finely chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot or garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

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