Prosciutto & Fig Panini


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Reason #328 why you need a panini pressPROSCIUTTO & FIG PANINI. Because juicy black missions figs (which are currently in season) are sandwiched between salty prosciutto, peppery arugula, creamy brie & mozzarella and sweet fig jam in this extraordinary panini. You are kinda missing out.

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It’s like a fancy salad meets a fancy sandwich.

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A sweet and savory crispy crunchy OMG look at those sexy grill marks SANDWICH. Need anymore reasons?

I’m here to discuss!

And we’re off!

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Quarter your figs. Eat a few while you’re doing it. Doctor’s orders.

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Scoop out 4-5 heaping tablespoons of fig jam. I got this fig butter (basically jam) at Trader Joe’s.

Spread it on your foccacia.

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Cut up your brie. I used 8 slices here. It’s sandwich art.

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Top with mozzarella. It’s gonna get CHEESY.

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Layer the prosciutto on top.

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Nestle the figs on top. Season with salt & pepper.

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Put a lid on it and brush olive oil on the top & bottom of the bread.

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NOW PRESS.

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After 15 minutes…Crispy gooey cheeeeeeeeeeese.

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Toss the arugula in some olive oil & balsamic. Open up the sandwich and stuff it in there. Put the lid back on.

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Cut into 4 sandwiches.

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And try to share if you can! But if you don’t…I definitely understand….

Prosciutto & Fig Panini

serves 3-4

  • 1  8×12 inch slab herbed foccacia, edges trimmed
  • 5 tablespoons fig jam
  • 8 slices of brie (cut into 1/2 inch rectangles)
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 8-10 slices prosciutto
  • 8 black mission figs, quartered
  • salt & fresh ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh arugula

Heat panini press to HIGH. Trim off the ends of foccacia and cut in half to create a sandwich. Top one side fig jam, followed by a layer of sliced brie and mozzarella. Continue layering the prosciutto and finally nestle in the figs.  Season with salt & pepper. Top the sandwich with the other piece of bread and brush both sides of sandwich with remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place sandwich in panini press and grill for 10-15 minutes until the cheese melts & starts sizzling.

In a medium bowl mix balsamic vinegar with arugula and toss until well leaves are well dressed. Open the panini and place the arugula on top of the figs. Close the sandwich and cut into 4 pieces. Serve immediately.

 

 

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  • September 3, 2013

    This is panini magic.

  • September 3, 2013

    I am a little obsessed with figs right now, I need this in my life.

    I use my George Foreman health grill as a panini press. works like a dream.

  • September 3, 2013

    Oh figs – still have to wait a while to get them juicy down under – look amazing though!

  • September 3, 2013

    I need those figs! I cannot find them anywhere and this look too good to not make. Must hunt down some figs!

  • Alexandra
    September 3, 2013

    OH MY GOD. Will twerk for this panini.

  • Goodness me, this looks amazing!

  • September 3, 2013

    Oh I have to try this! It looks so good!

  • September 3, 2013

    Thanks for the reminder that I need to dust off my panini press! Looks delicious, Tracy, thank you!

  • September 3, 2013

    OMG. This is Heaven in panini form.

  • Marie
    September 3, 2013

    This looks SO incredibly good…I need to eat this like, yesterday.

  • September 3, 2013

    This looks delicious! I am so jealous of your foccacia. I cannot find a good bakery anywhere near me.

  • September 3, 2013

    I just looked at the figs in the grocery and put them down because I didn’t know what to do with them, but now I do!!! I’m so excited to make this! You had me at prosciutto and fig, but the brie completely sealed the deal!

  • September 3, 2013

    This reminds me a bit of Clotilde’s fig & mozzarella sandwich from a few years ago! Oh man, figs and greens and cheese, all together in one delightful package–yes, please.

  • September 3, 2013

    I’ve been wanting to make some sort of savory fig panini for a while now… you read my mind! Definitely trying this. Mmmm.

  • September 3, 2013

    I totally love this new layout of using a white background!
    This looks AMAZING!!!! Figs and cheese = happiness.
    I think this sandwich was made for me!
    Your amazing Tracy!

  • September 3, 2013

    Can you come over and make me this sandwich, like, yesterday? kthanksbye!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • September 3, 2013

    Those figs alone look super impressive. I wish I lived somewhere where I could get my hands on some of them!

  • September 3, 2013

    oh goodness this looks absolutely amazing!!

  • September 3, 2013

    Wow that is one maj panini!

    • Tracy
      September 3, 2013

      You know it!!! :)

  • September 3, 2013

    Ahhhh! This sandwich is over the top! I can’t wait to make it. :)

  • September 3, 2013

    Thanks for the dinner inspiration! I made it with a swipe of homemade raspberry jam. mmm… melty cheesy bread…

  • September 3, 2013

    Maaaaan, I swear I was really really REALLY gonna try and save the extra money from my paycheck this month. Looks like that’s all out the window. Gotta get figs and a panini press. SHEESH! Oh how easily I’m influenced by your tasty food and shiny magical gadgets…haha. Looks gewwwwd!

  • September 3, 2013

    I wasn’t convinced with the previous 327 reasons to get a panini press but I think this 328th reason sold me. Panalini (I just decided I’ll name it that) and I will have so much fun.

  • September 4, 2013

    Oh yum!!! I do need to get a panini press!

  • oh myyyy I need it soon

  • September 4, 2013

    My birthday is tomorrow and all you make me wish for is to get a panini press so I can go panini cah-razzzy!

  • September 4, 2013

    This looks so freaking good, I can’t handle. I don’t have a panini press, but I think I could make it in my waffle maker! x

  • September 4, 2013

    I need this panini for my eating pleasure immediately!!!

  • September 4, 2013

    Oooh… I love your pretty type to go with your first photo! However, why is it whenever you have anything in a bold-caps-like font I automatically read it in Oprah voice?!

    • Tracy
      September 4, 2013

      I’ve trained you well!

  • La Torontoise
    September 4, 2013

    Tracy, thank you so much! I did it and was gorgeous! I did not use jam; just figs. I’m in France right now, and French figs are big and very sweet. Also, I made one with Gorgonzola cheese and was delicious too:-)

    Enjoy Chicago!

  • September 4, 2013

    Not only I need a crockpot, but panini press is begging for attention! Need one, now. This panini is a masterpiece :)

  • September 5, 2013

    This is ridiculous Tracy! This panini includes all the things that are right with the world. It makes my current meal of cous cous and aubergine look like prison food :P

  • September 5, 2013

    Wow, it looks delicious! This gives a whole new meaning to the word sandwich.

  • September 6, 2013

    Oh wow. Wow wow WOW. Thank goodness I own a panini press. This sandwich might need to happen this weekend!

  • September 7, 2013

    I have been making panini’s like once every week lately and this combo looks AMAZING!

  • September 9, 2013

    Oh man. Next level, Tracy, next level.
    Heidi xo

  • DJTopaz
    September 13, 2013

    I didn’t have the exact ingredients to this but used your recipe as a guideline. To anyone wondering how the George Foreman grill works as a panini press, I finally tried it and it works great! This was so good I ate two sandwiches. Being “good” today to make up for it.

  • September 14, 2013

    Pretty sure I just fainted. Oh goodness.

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