Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Grilled Chèvre & Fig Panini

I mentioned yesterday in my Fig & Watermelon Salad post that this time of year I look for ways to incorporate fresh delicious figs into my meals.  The season is so short so I try to enjoy them as often as possible.  To take advantage of the figs mixed with some of my favorite ingredients I made a wonderful Panini.

IMG_9461eFresh figs, chèvre and balsamic glaze on lightly buttered and perfectly grilled thinly sliced sourdough bread…well I was one happy girl

IMG_9444eNothing too complicated, I spread both slices of sourdough with chèvre, added slices of fresh figs and drizzled on some balsamic glaze.  I closed up the sandwich and lightly buttered the top.

IMG_9449ePutting the buttered top of the sandwich down onto a pre-heated very hot grill pan.  As I don’t have a Panini press I used my Aga grill pan and to add some “press” I topped my sandwich with my crêpe pan. 

IMG_9453eOnce the first side was perfectly grilled I lightly buttered the uncooked top bread and then flipped the sandwich over, added my crêpe pan weight and grilled the second side.

IMG_9455eI mentioned in a previous post that the combination of figs, chèvre and balsamic glaze was a gastronomic delight, well this is all that with a buttery crunch.  The Panini was quite rich and while I totally enjoyed it I found that half was plenty as a meal so it ended up two times the delight.  I hope that you’ll give this sandwich a try and if you do, please let me know what you think.

Enjoy!

26 comments:

  1. That looks like a great panini sandwich. Would have never thought of adding fig but can see how it would work so perfectly well here! And such a clever way to make panini without a panini press!

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  2. I'm not a huge fig or chevre fan, but balsamic me anything!

    Hopefully my new panini press is coming home with my hubby tonight. Can't wait to start experimenting.

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  3. great trick with the grill pan - looks like a super yummy sandwich.

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  4. I just did a goat cheese grilled sandwich last week; though mine was 'just' goat cheese and honey with a bit of truffle salt, it was so good that I'm now inspired to do more. And what better with goat cheese than figs. Beautiful!

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  5. I did not mean to leave my comment as Anonymous and I did mean to mention you might want to add your sandwich to a listing of goat dishes I've gathered with a recent 'Goaterie' challenge. All testament to trying to work before having coffee!

    http://www.creative-culinary.com/recipe/goaterie/

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  6. Your blog just got put on the top of my daily blogging list! First of all, I love your background and secondly, you're going to teach me how to cook! My boyfriend and I are trying to learn how to cook and eat at home more - we need all the help we can get!
    -Chelsea

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  7. Now that's a grilled cheese sandwich! Yum.

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  8. OMG!!! This is soooo my kind of sandwich!! Thanks for linking it up to everydaysisters@blogspot.com. I can't wait to try it!!!

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  9. Delish! This actually will make a perfect sandwich for a summer bbq. I'm going to try it with some gluten free bread! :) Thanks for sharing at this week's Sugar Free Sunday!!

    Can you do me a favor and update your post to link to the Sugar Free Sunday event so everyone can share other great sugar free recipes? Thx!!

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  10. Sorry Raj, thought I had you on my list. You are there now.

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  11. My mother-in-law has two fig bushes and we are going to make some fig jam with them. However first, I am making this panini! Yum!

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  12. love paninis and I love what you made this one with come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  13. Lisa! this looks too good to eat! I love figs and I love chevre! Impressive sandwich. Will you link it up today? http://notyourordinaryrecipes.blogspot.com/2011/08/blog-post_11.html
    Newest follower! http://www.homesandbabies.com
    http://notyourordinaryrecipes.blogspot.com

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  14. Delicious! And I love your cutting board.

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  15. oh! great idea! i never thought of that! thanx, naka save ako ng malaki =))

    and your bread is big! yum yum!

    heres my FOOD TRIP FRIDAY entry

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  16. hi! This looks amazing! I would love for you to come over and link up to my Tasty Tuesday Party...
    http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/
    Hope to see you and your tasty goodness next week.

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  17. Hi Liza,
    It is almost lunch time and this sandwich is just beautiful. It looks so delicious and I can't wait to try it. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    See you soon,
    Miz Helen

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  18. Lisa, Thank you for linking up at Foodie Friday! Enjoy your weekend and come back next week!
    http://www.homesandbabies.com
    http://notyourordinaryrecipes.blogspot.com

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  19. wow, that's interesting. We've got plenty of figs here too, i should try this out. Thanks for the share

    Have great week ahead, hope you check out my FTF entry too

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  20. this looks incredible! Thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday.
    http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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  21. Thank you for stopping by for our Menu Mondays last week! I'd love for you to come and share some more of your recipes at this week's Menu Mondays recipe link up: http://myfaithandfamily.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/menu-mondays/

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  22. THANK YOU so much for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I'd like to invite you back this week.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you again!

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  23. Hopping late from VB. Busy weekend. I am so glad I stopped by. This is a lovely recipe. Nothing beats a panini. I use my foreman for them quite often. And fig in it just makes me drool. Am now following you. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  24. The way you used the grill is so clever. This sounds really good. Thanks for linking it to My Meatless Mondays.

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  25. I am inviting you come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/02/lobster-stuffed-mushrooms-show-your.html

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