Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Purge Your Pantry Panini

One thing I learned from working in restaurants - there's no such thing as down time! When you're not making order you can be cleaning out grease traps, prepping for the next day or the most feared kitchen teask , cleaning of the walk in refrigerator. Since this has become second nature to me, I do the same at home. I can never understand why anyone would want to keep a dirty fridge???? I mean it's the place where you store the food you eat and it should be neat. So I am all about making use of all the weird odds and ends leftover from the weeks' recipes. With a few slices of turkey breast, a leftover baguette, a couple pieces of boccacinni (fresh mozzarella balls), half a tomoato and some spinach- I created the tastiest pannini ever! I call it The Purge Your Pantry Paninni- although I made it on my grill pan for a 1,2,3 clean up. Make one at home and swap out ingredients to create a one of kind masterpiece of your own!

3 oz of turkey breast
1/2  tomato sliced
3 boccacinni balls
2 tbsp of olive oil
1/2 a leftover baguette

Heat pan add oil
Place turkey , bread and spinach on gill pan

Next add tomato - season tomato with salt &pepper
When hot add everything to the bread- top with cheese

Toast a few minutes more until bread becomes nice and crispy and the cheese super melty!!

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