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Hot Off The (Panini) Press: 3 Grill-iant Sandwich RecipesNo we aren’t talking about the football sticker collection children of the 90s would swap on a school yard; we’re talking about the panini, the king of the sandwich world. They are the perfect accompaniment to both soups and salads; you’ve got to agree that there is never a dull meal when a panini is around. Blazoned across many a lunchtime menu, they are the go to choice for anyone wanting a change from the standard white/brown bread offering. As you are already aware, here at Tower HQ we are big fans of bringing this restaurant and gourmet quality food into your own home, so we have scoured the internet for our three favourite panini recipes. In this article we’ll bring you the taste of the Mediterranean, a homely taste right here from the UK and a classic from the USA.
Roasted Red Pepper, Gruyere and Ham PaniniWhen it comes to a toasted sandwich, cheese must be the nation’s favourite filling. With that in mind we bring you this Roasted Red Pepper, Gruyere Cheese and Ham Panini – the standard grilled cheese sandwich will never be the same again! Time to table: 15 minutes Total Cost: £4.25 Contains Nuts? This will depend on your choice of bread Suitable for Vegetarians? No Makes: 2
- 4 tsp mayonnaise
- 4 slices white/granary bread
- 4 slices Gruyere cheese
- 4 slices ham
- 1 red pepper (sliced)
- 4 tsp grated Parmesan
- Spread mayonnaise onto one side of each slice of bread.
- On the first slice of bread place one slice of Gruyere, 2 slices of ham, ½ sliced peppers and then another slice of Gruyere.
- Top with the other slice of bread with the mayonnaise facing the filling.
- Butter the outsides of the sandwiches and sprinkle with parmesan.
- Heat your Tower Panini Grill and cook the sandwiches for 5-8 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cut the Paninis in half and serve.
Tuna and Red Onion Panini PizzasThis week not only was it Pancake Day but we also celebrated National Pizza Day. Nowadays we can create pizzas on all kinds of different breads from tortillas to naan breads. In honour of this special occasion, we’ve found these family friendly Tuna and Red Onion Panini Pizza Breads that both you and the little ones will love. (For those of you who aren't fans of tuna, why don’t you use your favourite pizza toppings to recreate some of the traditional flavours such as Margherita, Hawaiian and Pepperoni.) Time to table: 15 minutes Total Cost: £3.50 Contains Nuts? No Suitable for Vegetarians? No Makes: 4
- 4 ciabatta rolls
- ½ red onion, sliced
- 1 tsp tomato puree
- Small handful parsley, chopped
- 200g can tuna, drained
- 125g mozzarella, grated
- Heat your grill to medium. We would suggest the Tower 4 person Ceramic Health Grill and Griddle.
- Split the ciabatta rolls in half and lightly toast each side.
- Slice the onion and mix in a bowl with the tomato puree and parsley.
- Spread the mixture over the toasted bread.
- Flake the tuna over the mixture, then scatter with cheese.
- Place this back onto the grill for 3-5 minutes until the cheese is golden.
Peanut Butter, Jelly and Banana PaniniIt’s peanut butter, jelly time! If you are anything like us, you are big fans of breakfast and even bigger fans of paninis. So it would be rude of us not to combine these two to recreate this American favourite! Time to table: 15 minutes Total Cost: £3.89 Contains Nuts? Yes Suitable for Vegetarians? Yes Makes: 4
- 8 slices white bread
- 30g softened unsalted butter
- 200g peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
- 100g grape jelly
- 2 bananas, sliced
- Preheat your panini press, like the Tower 180 degree Panini Grill.
- Butter each slice of bread on one side and place them on the grill butter side down.
- Spread four slices with peanut butter and top with banana slices.
- Spread the remaining slices with the jelly and put them, jelly side down, on top of the bananas.
- Place each sandwich onto the heated Panini Grill for 4-6 minutes or until the bread is toasted.
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