Portobello Panini

"Panini features mushrooms" by Michael Hastings. Italian flavors meld in this warm and gooey vegetarian sandwich with meaty portobellas. Be sure to use a crusty loaf of Italian bread. Recipe from "The Best Simple Recipes" by America's Test Kitchen. Recipe Swap. Winston-Salem Journal: November 21, 2012.

Yield: 4 servings
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  • 1/2 cup(s) mayonnaise
  • 4 clove(s) garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoon(s) minced fresh rosemary
  • 6 large portobella mushroom caps, halved
  • 1/4 cup(s) extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 slice(s) crusty Italian bread
  • 3 cup(s) shredded Fontina cheese
  • 1/2 cup(s) drained, jarred roasted red peppers, sliced


  1. 1. Whisk mayonnaise, garlic and rosemary together in a bowl. In a second bowl, toss mushrooms, oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Heat large nonstick grill pan over medium heat for one minute. Arrange mushrooms on pan, weight with Dutch oven, and cook until browned, about six minutes on each side. (Alternatively, used a panini press.) Transfer to a plate.
  2. 2. Spread mayo mixture evenly on 1 side of each slice of bread. Layer half the cheese on the mayo side of 4 bread slices, then top with mushrooms, peppers and remaining cheese. Arrange remaining bread slices, mayo side down, over cheese.
  3. 3. Return grill pan to medium heat. Place 2 sandwiches in pan and weight with Dutch oven. Cook until golden brown and cheese is melted, 4 to 6 minutes on each side. Transfer to wire rack and repeat with remaining sandwiches. Serve warm.
January 2013

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