Italian Style Panini

Catherine Cappiello Pappas


A good melted sandwich seems to comfort the soul.


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5 Min
35 Min


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    for the roasted pepper chutney:
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    2 vine ripe tomatoes - whole
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    1 large onion - quartered
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    2 jalapeños with seeds - whole
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    4 cloves of garlic
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    4 bell peppers – any color - halved
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    ¼ cup fresh basil
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    2 tbs. olive oil
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    1 tsp. dried oregano
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    ½ tsp. salt
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    ½ tsp. black pepper
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    2 tbs. balsamic vinegar
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    2 tbs. honey
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    for the italian style panini
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    european style bread
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    deli ham - slices
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    salami - slices
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    2 – vine-ripe tomatoes - sliced
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    emmi cheese – le gruyere cave – aged kaltback – sliced
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    emmi cheese - le gruyere mild cheese - sliced
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    roasted pepper chutney
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    butter for the bread

How to Make Italian Style Panini


  1. For the Roasted Pepper Chutney:
    Preheat Oven 350 degrees:

    Place the tomatoes, bell peppers, onions and jalapeños on a baking sheet.

    Bake 20 -25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

    Remove the stem from the jalapeños and quarter the tomatoes.

    Place the jalapeños, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, basil, seasonings, balsamic vinegar and honey in a food processor and give a few good chops; until the desired consistency is reached.

    For the Italian Style Panini:
    Place salami slices on each slice of bread followed by the chutney, then the tomato, then the cheese, the ham, cheese and finally; put the sandwich together.

    Butter each side of the bread.

    Place in the panini maker and grill to desired crispness and color.

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About Italian Style Panini

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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