I’m loving making paninis right now, and trying different combinations of meat and cheese and bread. Panini are all the craze right now. ..well what we American’s are calling Panini anyway. Panini is the actually the pluralized form of the the word “panino” in Italian, which means small bread roll and is typically made from Ciabatta. For the sake of not being an ignorant American, I’m going to refer to this sandwich as a Grilled Sandwich. I’m not sure if it qualifies to be a panino
Tonight we tried roast beef with gruyère & arugala on Focossia. I’ll be honest and say I’m very leary of new cheeses. I don’t like strong cheeses like bleu cheese. But I was dying to try something new on our grilled sandwiches so I decided I’d give gruyère a try. Its named after a district in Switzerland (and I did buy Swiss imported Gruyère). It had a distinct flavor but it wasn’t overbearing. It melted well and it added a nice savory flavor to our sandwiches.
I of course had to put some roasted red peppers on mine as well. I love the extra flavor they add… the little bit of sweetness. I enjoy them too for a bit of different texture too (I’ve started using them instead of tomatoes). I don’t really have a recipe, just wanted to share the combination of flavors… yum! Oh and we used a dry mustard. They were delicious!