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italian style panini

Recipe by
Catherine Cappiello Pappas
Amityville, NY

A good melted sandwich seems to comfort the soul.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Griddle

Ingredients For italian style panini

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