Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Artichoke Panini

Artichoke Panini
(I went to lunch at Paradise Cafe with my friends Amiee and Jamie. There we had a delicious Panini. After reading Amiee's recipe http://rollmeouttahere.blogspot.com and hearing her success,(and not being able to taste it sinse she lives so far away!).. I HAD to try it.) The result is OMGosh AMAZING! Lets stop and do the happy food dance for a minute!!)
(Hint, I don't have a panini press, but Amiee says that the George Forman grill works great for this.. she says that is the only reason she uses her grill.. haha)

6 slices Sour Dough Bread
2 Roma Tomatoes, sliced thin
1 Can Artichokes, well drained
1 Red bell pepper, sliced thin
1/4 of medium Red Onion, sliced very very thin
Olive oil, aprx 3 tbs
Coarse salt
Fresh ground pepper
1/3 C Freshly ground Parmesan cheese
2 Slices Swiss cheese

hand full Spinach
hand full of spring mix

Creamy mayo sauce
(This sauce is also really yummy in tortilla wraps)
2 TBS cream cheese
1 tbs mayo
1 tsp spicy brown mustard (more if you like it)

Place tomatoes, artichokes, bell pepper, onion in a pan, sprinkles with olive oil, salt and pepper and toss until well coated.. add more oil if you think it is too dry. Broil on low, top shelf, for 15 or so mins. Watch closely so it doesn't burn.
Add cheeses and continue to broil for additional 5 mins.

While that is cooking, butter one side of two slices of bread. Next, spread decent amount of sauce on both sides of your sourdough bread. Top with veggies, minus the spinach, unless you want it warm. Put the other slice of bread on top. Make sure your grill or skillet is and hot. If you're using a George Forman grill press down firmly on top of the grill to squish your sandwich. Let it cook until it's golden brown. When it was nice and hot I opened it threw in some lettuce (gotta get my veggies in some sort of way). Eat and enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. ooh! i am all over this idea of adding cream cheese to the "sauce." i like how you tried out different stuff than i did. and i love paninis. i swear they are just too freakin' good!!!