Tagged ‘sandwiches’

  • Honey Walnut–Crusted Aged Cheddar Panini

    Honey Walnut Crusted Cheddar Panini Recipe

    Recipe: Honey Walnut–Crusted Aged Cheddar Panini

    Summary: A visit to Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, a small but renowned shop at Pike Place Market in Seattle, gave me a newfound appreciation for grilled cheese. Their basic grilled cheese sandwich—composed simply of their super-sharp, tangy Flagship cheese panini-grilled between two slices of rustic bread—compelled me to slow things down in my otherwise hectic day and savor every last gooey bite. The day after I returned home I picked up a block of their cheese from my local grocery store so I could relive the experience on my own grill. I added a honey-walnut crust on the bread to lift the cheese onto a lightly sweet and crunchy pedestal. Any good-quality aged cheddar will work well in this recipe, but if you have the chance to try it with Beecher’s, do!

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  • Lemon-Basil Grilled Cheese Panini

    Lemon-Basil Grilled Cheese Panini Recipe

    Recipe: Lemon-Basil Grilled Cheese Panini

    Summary: For all of my fellow lemon lovers out there, this one is for you. Lemon zest and fresh basil make these about the most fresh-tasting grilled cheese sandwiches you’re going to find. They’re especially fabulous alongside a cup of roasted red pepper soup.

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  • Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese Panini

    Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

    Recipe: Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese Panini

    Summary: It’s not that spicy! I just wanted to put that out there from the get-go. I know when you see the word “jalapeño” you think this is going to be super-hot. If I were to use raw peppers, oh yes, there would be a fire in your mouth. But instead, I take the seeds out (where much of the heat comes from) and roast the peppers for a few minutes. Instead of an inferno, you get a milder, gently sweet heat. What I also love about my panini version of the classic cheese-stuffed jalapeño popper appetizer is its tortilla chip crust spiced with cumin and cayenne. My friend Laura Werlin, a James Beard award-winning cheese expert, first introduced me to the brilliant idea of crusting a grilled cheese sandwich in tortilla chips (her Chips and Guacamole Grilled Cheese is out of this world). Here, that crunchy corn crust gives way to a lava of sweet roasted jalapeños and tangy melted cheese.

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  • Tempting Tempeh Sandwiches

    Tempting Tempeh Sandwiches

    Recipe: Tempting Tempeh Sandwiches

    Summary: If you prefer a finer texture to this spread you can combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse to the desired consistency. In addition to using for sandwiches, the spread is also great spooned into lettuce leaves or celery, or spread on crackers.

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  • How to Enjoy Your Airplane Food

    I’m from California, so for the past few years, I’ve spent Thanksgiving at my aunt and uncle’s house in Wayland, Massachusetts. However, this year, I’m finally flying home! I’m sure that when I get there, I’ll feel like the long trip was worth it, but right now, all I can think about is how annoying my time on the plane will be… the cramped seat, the sleepless night, and worst of all, the airplane food (or lack thereof).

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  • Sandwich Mania

    Please welcome our third Fall 2013 HCP Intern and blog contributor, August!

    Sandwiches are on my mind.

    I don’t usually give more than a passing thought to sandwiches. However, working as a social media intern in the cookbook industry, this past month has made it impossible to miss all the controversy that has sprung up over this seemingly innocent lunch staple.

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  • Grilled Pork Bánh Mì

    Grilled Pork Banh Mi Sandwich

    Recipe: Grilled Pork Bánh Mì

    Summary: When Vietnamese bánh mì sandwiches first began hitting the mainstream foodie consciousness, my husband must have sought out every bánh mì shop (and there are a lot of them) within a 20-mile radius, to taste what all the hype over a $3 sandwich was about. Each time, he’d text me something like, “Found a bánh mì place in San Marcos. Got the pork. SO GOOD.” Once I finally had the opportunity to do some bánh mì scouting of my own I, too, was reeled in by the tender marinated meat and all of the mouthwatering condiments that filled the soft, warm baguette. I adapted the succulent pork marinade for the bánh mì from a recipe on Food52.com.

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  • Apple Pie Panini

    Apple Pie Panini

    Recipe: Apple Pie Panini

    Summary: What about a sandwich that tastes just like apple pie?” my sister Julie suggested to me in an email one day. I stopped what I was doing and, suddenly, I could think about nothing else besides apple pie panini. How dreamy would that be—tart apple slices layered with honey-whipped mascarpone on cinnamon raisin bread with a brown sugar crust on top? Well, here’s the simple recipe for that dessert sandwich dream come true.

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  • The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook

    More than 200 Perfect-Every-Time Recipes for Panini Making—and Lots of Other Things—on Your Panini Press or Other Countertop Grill
    The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook

    By Kathy Strahs

    Paperback , $19.95

    Nobody knows how to coax more delectable food from a panini press than Kathy Strahs, whose celebrated blog Panini Happy has covered the machines since 2008. While panini are sandwiches, they’re not just for lunch: They make substantial dinnertime or breakfast/brunch fare as well, as Strahs’s 205 recipes amply prove. In roughly one-quarter of the recipes Strahs shows that you can make lots of other things, from burritos and quesadillas all the way to your own homemade ice-cream cones, on a panini maker.

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  • Double Play Spicy Beef


    Recipe: Double Play Spicy Beef

    Ingredients

    • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons dried thyme
    • 1⁄2 teaspoon dried marjoram
    • 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1⁄4 teaspoon plus a dash of cayenne pepper
    • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

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  • Summer Grilling for Vegetarians

    The halfway point of summer is here: cicadas hand off their symphonic baton to crickets as sultry, salty days melt into balmy evenings (at least, they do in the ‘burbs). As someone who’s been gearing up to grill since it’s been cold enough to keep burgers frozen outside, I’m thrilled. Now that it has been legitimately warm enough (read: hot) to barbecue consistently, I’m finally really in my grilling groove for the summer. It’s not without its challenges, though; I’m a longtime vegetarian, and I love veggie burgers as much as the next herbivore, but there are only so many I can eat. My family members, a bunch of vegetarians/foodies/BBQ aficionados, are hitting their veggie burger ceilings too at this midsummer hour. Clearly, we must diversify.

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  • National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

    Happy National Grilled Cheese Day! This is surely a momentous day for us all. I think it’s important for us all to pause a moment and take a good look at how Grilled Cheese has been a part of our lives. Grilled Cheese really pulled through for me in middle school, when I wasn’t quite ready to absorb recipes requiring more than two ingredients. Or there was that time where I was in between part time jobs, struggling financially, when Grilled Cheese was always there, sometimes three times a day. Or lately, when I’ve been too busy to get to the grocery store, Grilled Cheese always seems to understand. And I could never forget those days after nights of drinking, Grilled Cheese always knows how to make me feel better.

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