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WOOD GRILLED PARTY PANINI

  Date: July 08, 2013
  Favorite: Panini
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I kept coming across this recipe from the WICKED GOOD BARBECUE cookbook for this amazing looking panini while getting ready to make the WICKED PULLED PORK recipe for the 4th of July. What made it a "party" panini, is that you made 36" worth of panini and the paninins were stacked to the ceiling with meat. I wasn't planning on having a party any time soon, so I immediately planned on cutting the length of the panini in half. I bought a 16" long loaf of Italian bread and purchased half as many ingredients. As I was building the sandwich, I cut down on the ingredients again out of necessity. The panini would have been so tall I wouldn't be able to eat it and who knows if I could keep it from falling over as I grilled it. So the bottom line is next time instead of buying half s many ingredients I will buy 1/3 the amount of ingredients instead of 1/2. To grill the paninis on the Egg, instead of using one of the grill grates I used the raised ridges side of the half moon grill griddle. The raised ridge side of the this grill griddle actually has the look of a panini press. This panini turned out as good in reality as it looked on paper. It reheated wonderfully: 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven, and didn't lose much in the process. There is a little bit of work to this panini, but it is well worth the effort.
Recipe Source:
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Wicked Good BBQ
Wood Grilled Party Panini:
Wood Grilled Party Panini - Page 73
Grill:
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Big Green Egg

Grill Roasted:

Using Big Green Egg Kamado Cooker
Gear:
  • BGE Plate Setter (Legs Up)
  • BGE S-S Grill Grid
  • BGE Half Moon Cast Iron Grill Griddle (Ridged Side Up) x2
  • Foil Wrapped Fire Brick
  • Wicked Good Weekend Warrior Lump Charcoal