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Your favourite pannini combinations please......

millygirl Feb 12, 2014 09:04 AM

So we bought ourselves a LeCreuest pannini grill pan and are loving it.

Naturally our first one had to be a classic ham and cheese which was divine. I have a few other ideas to try out but I just wondered what combinations you enjoy?

Looking to you guys for inspiration....

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    pumpkinspice Feb 12, 2014 09:50 AM

    Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh basil and all-natural sun-dried tomato

    Swiss cheese, roasted egg plant, roasted peppers and sun dried tomato

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    1. re: pumpkinspice
      millygirl Feb 12, 2014 04:51 PM

      Guys, these are fantastic!!! Thank you

      Hillj love your turkey dinner idea. Our Starbucks does this during the festive season and its addicting.

      I must admit, I too, am not too fussy on warm meats but I may have to reconsider to try some of these.

      1. re: millygirl
        HillJ Feb 12, 2014 07:19 PM

        It was surprisingly good and I'm not a big fan of all warmed meats either but this one just works!

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      AngelaID Feb 12, 2014 10:00 AM

      Salami, Ham, Pepperoni, Cheddar Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Tomatoes (slices cut in half), Sliced Green Pepper, Sliced Dill Pickles, sliced Onions (preferably sweet white)
      drizzle with Olive Oil
      sprinkle with Salt & Pepper

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      1. re: AngelaID
        boyzoma Feb 13, 2014 06:45 AM

        I love Garbage Grinder sandwiches. However I don't do them on a panini grill (in fact, we had them last night) - here is the link to the recipe I posted a couple of years ago http://www.chow.com/recipes/27798-gar...

        I bake mine and then put on the veggies.

        As to other types of sandwiches for a panini grill, we love Cubans - ham, pork, good yellow mustard, pickles and swiss cheese. A great way to use up leftover pork tenderloin. Excellent.

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        ChiliDude Feb 12, 2014 10:03 AM

        My favorite PANINO (panino is singular, panini is plural, 2 or more) is one made with various cured sliced salumi (sausages) like Genoa salami, pepperoni (an American salami not known in Italy), spicy capocollo, provolone or mozzarella, and roasted sweet red bell peppers that were coated with extra virgin olive oil on rye bread.

        Yeah, I know rye bread is not Italian, but we have a mixed culture household, and my favorite bread is rye.

        Vivi, ama, ridi e specialmente mangia bene!

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          HillJ Feb 12, 2014 10:04 AM


          Check out this pannini loving blogger very good recipes and lots of inspiration!

          1. prima Feb 12, 2014 12:16 PM

            Sauteed spinach, provolone and prosciutto

            Arugula and parmesan/asiago

            Avocado, basil, bacon and tomato

            Italian sausage and grilled/sauteed rapini

            Stilton/cambozola/gorgonzola dolcelatte and sliced pear/apple

            1. TorontoJo Feb 12, 2014 12:45 PM

              Caramelized onions and gruyere for a french onion soup sandwich.

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                HillJ Feb 12, 2014 12:49 PM

                At Thanksgiving we always look forward to that Thanksgiving leftover sandwich and this year we pressed the sandwiches.

                Rye bread
                Sliced roasted Turkey
                Cranberry relish
                Cornbread stuffing
                Turkey giblet gravy
                Roasted pearl onions

                It was heavenly!

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                1. re: HillJ
                  ChiliDude Feb 13, 2014 05:23 AM

                  WOW! What a combination!!

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                  nothingswrong Feb 12, 2014 01:07 PM

                  Slow roasted tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil, sprinkle of garlic, and balsamic glaze on good Italian bread

                  Grilled zucchini and yellow squash, grilled onions, roasted peppers, provolone/mozz, pesto, and olive tapenade on ciabatta or focaccia

                  PB & J on white bread

                  Dark chocolate on French bread

                  Ricotta/sour cream, blanched baby spinach, garlic, Parmesan on Italian bread (like spinach dip! You can also add artichokes)

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                    mike0989 Feb 12, 2014 01:21 PM

                    There's a Deli near where I work that occasioanly serves up one called the Cardiac Arrest. Being a hard core Carnivore, I always make a point to get it.

                    Sun dried tomato mayo
                    Red onions
                    Swiss cheese

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                    1. re: mike0989
                      ChiliDude Feb 13, 2014 05:25 AM

                      Looks good to me (also a devout carnivore) altho it isn't Kosher.

                    2. tiffeecanoe Feb 12, 2014 01:31 PM

                      Any type of roasted vegetables, basil or other herbs, cheese, tomatoes.

                      Apricot jam and almond butter on sourdough is a favorite. It's such a grown up PB&J!

                      I'm not a fan of warm meat sandwiches. I'm odd like that ;)

                      1. LindaWhit Feb 12, 2014 01:58 PM

                        Sliced chicken, goat cheese, fig & ginger jam, and bacon.

                        Sliced steak, herbed pub cheese (or pepperjack), arugula

                        Grilled sliced chicken, herbed pub cheese, roasted red peppers

                        Fig & ginger jam, thinly sliced apples and some brie

                        For the bread, I find Trader Joe's Tuscan Pane to be really good for a panino.

                        1. prima Feb 12, 2014 02:08 PM

                          Elvis' favourite panini:
                          Peanut butter, banana and bacon

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                            kseiverd Feb 12, 2014 02:20 PM

                            Oh, you're talking about GRILLED CHEESE!?! I like nice ham, genoa salami, LOTS of provolone cheese and hot pepper rings.

                            Actually made a grilled liverwurst, swiss cheese, THIN sliced onion, and spicy mustard a few days ago.

                            Thinking GOOD corned beef, swiss & sauerkraut would work nicely, too.

                            1. 512window Feb 12, 2014 04:54 PM

                              brie, Granny Smith apple slices, and basil

                              1. daislander Feb 12, 2014 07:26 PM

                                tapenade, provolone, salamis, spinach, tomato

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                                  sedimental Feb 12, 2014 08:35 PM

                                  Chicken, spinach, roasted red pepper and fontina.

                                  I like the mixed italian salamis/hams/cheeses with herbed oil and vinegar on the side, to drizzle a bit on as you eat. Keep it plain with meats and cheeses, serve tomato and mixed greens on the side.

                                  1. Ttrockwood Feb 12, 2014 10:28 PM

                                    Pesto, roasted red peppers, arugala, grilled zucchini, drizzle of basalmic.

                                    Hummus, pickle slices, thin sliced onion.

                                    Almond butter, honey, apple slices

                                    Cinnamon raisin bread, peanut butter and honey.

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