Monday, May 3, 2010

Panini with roasted red peppers

Even though it takes a few extra minutes, it's so worthwhile to roast the red peppers fresh so that the heat from them helps to melt the cheese! 

Panini with Roasted Red Peppers

Red peppers, sliced in half with seeds and membrane removed
Whole wheat bread
Basil pesto
Slices of prosciutto
Slices of smoked gruyere cheese

Place the red pepper halves on foil and push them down hard to flatten, skin side up.  Stick them under the broiler for about 7 or 8 minutes.  While they are broiling, spread one slice of bread for each sandwich with pesto.  Layer on a slice of prosciutto.  When the peppers are nicely burned, remove them and peel off the skin.  Cut and place a slice on each sandwich.  Add the cheese and another slice of bread.  Grill or use a panini press.

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