Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Panini Delight

I love me a good panini! If you do not have a panini maker, invest in one! I seriously think it makes any sandwich taste better. I got this recipe from Cristina Ferrare who has an amazing cooking show on OWN.

Apple, Brie & Arugla Panini
Rosemary Bread (I bought this at Central Market, however you can use ciabatta or sourdough bread as well)
1/4 cup of olive oil
8 ounces of brie cheese
2 Granny Smith apples (or any green apple)
4 Tbsp of Honey
Yield-3-4 sandwiches

1. Peel and core both apples. If you want an inexpensive and awesome peeler, I recommend this one from Bed, Bath and Beyond. It actually makes peeling apples fun!

NOTE-apples will turn brown almost immediately. You can prevent this by tossing them with lemon juice.
2. Drizzle both sides of the bread with olive oil (front and back).
3. Top one of the halves of bread with a few slices of the brie cheese.
4. Cover the brie cheese with apple slices and drizzle with honey (1 Tbsp).
5. Add a handful of arugla and put the other slice of the bread on top of the arugla. 
6. Your sandwich is now ready for the panini machine (preferred) or toaster.
Repeat steps 2 thru 6 to make additional paninis.
Unfortunately I did not take a picture of how amazing the inside of this panini looks. I served it with strawberry salad (recipe to come), apple slices, and Kettle Baked Chips (Salt & Fresh Black Pepper flavor).

Most of my meals usually include a meat but this would be a great option for meatless Mondays or if you are a picky eater like my cousin (you know who you are)! My husband and I have not conformed to the trend of meatless Mondays but I think it is a great idea. Happy Hump Day!
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Andrea Newstead said...

Love the shout out!!! And yes, your picky cousin WOULD eat this :)

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