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Smoked Turkey, Capicola & Fig Panini

April 13th, 2011

by Rachel of Coconut Lime

One of my favorite ways to make a grilled cheese is on a panini press. The trick to a good panini, or any grilled cheese sandwich, is to make sure that you have some cheese touching the bread. The cheese will act like a “glue” to hold the sandwich together. There is nothing worse than biting into a panini only to have it slide apart!

Fontina is a great cheese choice for a panini because it melts really well. It also has a nutty flavor that complements the smoked meats and the sweet jam.

Smoked Turkey, Capicola & Fig Panini

by Rachel of Coconut Lime

Serves 4

1 loaf Italian bread, sliced
2 oz fig jam
8 slices Wisconsin Fontina cheese
8 slices very thinly sliced lean capicola
16 slices smoked turkey breast
A few pats of butter

To make one sandwich: Place the cheese in a single layer on a slice of bread. Spread the jam on the cheese, top with capicola, smoked turkey and another layer of cheese. Cover the cheese with the other slice of bread. Lightly butter each side of the sandwich. Place on a panini press preheated to medium. Press until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted. Delicious! Repeat with all sandwiches.

One Comment
  1. o my god i cant wait to try it just reading this is makeing my mouth water

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