I used the last of our garden tomatoes and basil for this recipe. We added some bacon to the sandwich for a heartier meal. Market did not have Cuban bread so substituted French bread. I think next time I'll drizzle the balsamic on at the end because it seemed to make the sandwich a bit mushy with the liquid from the tomatoes. Flavors were very good though. Using our panini press makes this super quick and easy.
Made to recipe using tomato & basil fresh off the plants. Even though our ingredients were great, the sandwich was just OK. Maybe you'll have better luck.
I made these for dinner tonight and took a couple of liberties with the recipe. First, I didn't want to risk ruining the balsamic so I just brushed it on the bread without reducing it. Second, I added bacon because my husband wanted some meat in the sandwich. It was delicious!!
excellent, just be careful the balsamic thickens quickly
My husband and I made these as a light dinner and thoroughly enjoyed. The balsamic glaze is a little smelly to cook but completely makes the recipe.
I have not made this reduction, but I often just use balsamic vinegar right out of the bottle on panini and it is delicious. This combination is outstanding on any bread.
I don't know what I did but my balsamic reduction hardened once I made it. I had to pry it off the spoon, pan, and spatula; therefore, there were hard globs of it on the sandwich. I have another recipe that uses pesto rather than balsamic and evoo as the "spread." I think I will stay with that sandwich rather than this one. This is one of the few recipes from CL that has been a bomb for me.
Simple, delicious, served it with some BBQ chicken and it was a winner.
My husband loved it and he is a meat & potatoes guy. Said to make sure to keep the recipe.
This is a very classic combination; tomato, basil and Mozzarella. The addition of reduced balsamic vinegar is a great idea. Unfortunately, the basil leaves were not enough to counteract the very sweet reduction. I would suggest rubbing the side of bread with extra virgin olive oil.