I love to watch shows on the Cooking Channel like Diners, Drive Ins and Dives, and You Gotta Eat Here. I often take notes and try to replicate what I have seen that sounds pretty delicious. This channel is a result of that, except that I lost my notes and so I had to try to remember what went into this delicious looking Panini I saw on the show last weekend. I can't remember where he was eating, but this sandwich looks fabulous and so I tried to make one here at home, with most delicious results!
They had some brand new soft baguettes at the shops the other day which were perfect for this. Kind of like long brioche buns!! Sooooo good! I know I should be eating whole wheat and I do most of the time, but on this day I did not . . . oops!
So simple to make. You just layer everything into the baguette and then close it like a book. (Make sure your baguette isn't cut all the way through to the back.)
After that you just grill the sandwiches in a panini press or non stick skillet until toasty and golden brown, and nicely crisped on the outside and so that the cheese is melted inside.
Open it up and have a look . . . mmmm . . . melted cheese. Now stog it full of lovely baby green salad leaves! So colourful and healthy! Cut it on the diagonal and lunch/dinner is served. Add a nice salad or some chips on the side for a dinner or just have it on its own for lunch. Either way, its quite simply delicious!
*Caprese Panini*Serves 1
a handful of artichoke quarters (You can use the roasted ones in oil, and herbs or tinned. I
used tinned because they are lower in fat, but still delicious)1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
Who needs meat in a sandwich! Not me! Scrumdiddlyumptious! Bon Appetit!