For this months SRC (Secret Recipe Club) I was assigned a charming food blog called "CyndiCooks".
Cyndi has been food blogging since long before I even knew what a food blog was, so it was hard for me to pick from the wide array of tempting recipes she has to offer.
After perusing through pages and pages of Cyndi's many wonderful sounding recipes, I settled on her Southwestern Grilled Turkey Sandwich because we are a sandwich loving family. Even more than that, we are a panini loving bunch that salivate and drool all over about an "over-the-top stuffed, grilled and crunchy hot mess".
Forgive me Cyndi, I'm afraid I took your recipe WAY FAR over the edge, but we LOVED every single bite!!!
SOUTHWESTERN TURKEY AND CHICKEN PANINI
(Makes 5-6 sandwiches)
1 pound sliced turkey breast
1 pound sliced chicken breast
5 slices Swiss cheese
10 slices co-jack cheese
Red onion - sliced thinly
1 jar roasted red peppers, sliced (saving the oil the peppers were packed in)
1 (4 oz) can fire roasted green chilies
3-4 Roma tomatoes, sliced
ground smoked cumin
salt and pepper
10-12 slices multi-grain, whole grain bread (My favorite is from Costco)
-On a foil lined baking sheet, brush one side of the bread with the roasted red pepper oil.
-Place bread, oil side down on the baking sheet.
-Layer the following:
The sequence is yours. Just make sure you end up with cheese on either side of the bread to act as the "glue"
-1 slice Swiss
-Roasted Red Pepper
-1 slice co-jack
-Fire roasted chilies
-Smoked cumin, sprinkled
-Sliced red onions
-Roma tomato slices
-1 slice co-jack cheese
-Top with bread and brush the top with more of the roasted red pepper oil.
-Preheat your panini grill and get cooking.
-OR, preheat a large skilled and you can press down your sandwiches with an aluminum foil covered brick.
Remember when I told you that we are an over-the-top panini loving family? That's true, we are. What I neglected to tell you earlier is that this particular night I was cooking just for my husband and myself. Yep, 5 giant, loaded sandwiches, just for 2! LOL! I seriously must see a doctor about the obsession I have for cooking for an army, no matter how many people will be seated at the table! But, the good news is that we've had plenty of delicious leftover sandwiches to grab-and-go during the week. It doesn't get much better than that!!! Nom-Nom!
Thanks so much for the inspiration Cyndi! My husband couldn't stop raving about these :)