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WOOD GRILLED PARTY PANINI
Date:July 08, 2013 Favorite:Panini Viewing:Click on THUMBNAIL to bring up larger image with captions. There will also be controls for manual or self running slide show. Learn More:ClickHERE to jump to additional Info about this recipe.
I grilled the red peppers indoors on a grill pan which allowed me to keep an eye on things & start the other prep.
The ingredients for the veggie toppings are gathered: Roma tomatoes, red onions, shallots, fennel, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, red pepper flakes, dried oregano, Kosher salt, black pepper, minced fresh parsley & EVOO.
The mandolin slicer made quick work of cutting the fennel into 1/16" thick slices, the onions to 1/8" thick & the tomatoes to 1/4" thick. The roasted red peppers were hand cut into 1" squares.
The two vinegars, EVOO, the parsley, oregano, salt & pepper are mixed together into a marinade.
The marinade is done. It will later be used as a dipping sauce with the finished sandwich.
The veggies are tossed in the sauce to mix. They are allowed to rest for 10 minutes & are tossed again & rested again for 10 more minutes. While this was happening I started gathering the other ingredients for building the paninis.
The other ingredients are gathered, the veggie topping is finished marinating & it is time to start building the panini. The veggie topping was drained and the marinade was reserved for use as a dipping sauce for the finished paninis.
Besides the veggie toppings the other toppings were: Provolone cheese, mortadella, sliced pepperoncinis, Genoa salami, hot cappicola & roasted red peppers.
Some assembly required: First the Genoa salami,…
…hot cappacola & provolone cheese,…
…roasted red pepper,...
& lastly the veggie topping. At this point I decided not to use the Romaine lettuce. I just don't care for lettuce & decided not to ruin an otherwise perfect sandwich with an ingredient I know I don't like.
The sandwich is ready to go on the Egg which has been stabilized at 250 degrees. The Italian bread was brushed with olive oil before going out to the grill.
The panini is on the raised grid side of the Half Moon Cast Iron Griddle Grate.
The panini gets topped with a foil wrapped jelly roll pan & two foil-wrapped fire bricks.
The panini was grilled for 5 minutes a side & is ready to come off the Egg.
Time to Eat!!
The panini was sliced into 3" pieces which were each a wonderfully tasty & filling meal in themselves.
The reserved marinade gets used as a tasty dipping sauce for the sandwich.
This was an excellent panini & I'm sure I will be making it again soon.
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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.
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Using Big Green Egg Kamado Cooker
BGE Plate Setter (Legs Up)
BGE S-S Grill Grid
BGE Half Moon Cast Iron Grill Griddle (Ridged Side Up) x2