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Caprese Panini

Description

Submitted by Briana Malaspino

Course:
Entrée
Servings:
2
Level:
Intermediate
Occasion:
Year Round
  • Prep Time:
    10 mins
  • Cook Time:
    5 mins
  • Ready In:
    5 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 portabella mushroom, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced (plum tomatoes work best)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 zucchini, sliced lengthwise
  • 6-10 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 ball, fresh mozzarella, sliced and brought to room temperature 
  • 4 slices of Chiabatta or other artisanal bread

Preparation Directions

  1. Heat enameled grill pan and panini press, slowly, up to Medium-high heat.
  2. Coat mushrooms and zucchini with oil, sear and press until cooked. Remove from pan.
  3. Coat tomato slices with balsamic vinegar, shake off excess.
  4. Oil Bread slices. Lay two slices, oil side down in the grill pan. Starting with the cheese, layer remaining ingredients on each of the bread slices. Cover each stack with a second bread slice and press.
  5. Sear about 5 minutes.

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