Hey, want to make an impressive sandwich without much effort? Well, make up a quick aioli and fire up the panini maker and this thing is done and done. Oh and if you don't have a panini maker, it will be okay, I'll explain what to do.
Musical Selection: The Cave by: Mumford and Sons. I think they were duped at the Grammys.
chiffonade basil. Sounds fancy but its real easy. Start by stacking up your basil leaves. I like to do it so the biggest one is on the bottom and the smallest is on the top. I think it makes it easier.
A few minutes later and this is what you will have. Mr. Schwartz raved about this panini. He looooved the mayo which I was kind of nervous about since he "hates pesto."
Turkey Panini with Basil Aioli
For the Mayo:
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup mayo
5 medium sized basil leaves
1/4 teaspoon (or so) black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
For the Sandwich
4 slices ciabatta bread
6 slices deli turkey
2 slices (or about 1/2 cup) mozzarella/provolone cheese
Combined all of the ingredients for the mayo.
Slather mayo on each inside of the ciabatta bread. Place the turkey on one slice, top with cheese. Place the other piece of bread on top of the cheese to make the sandwich.
Place the sandwich into a preheated panini press on high. If you don't have a panini press, preheat a large skillet and place sandwich in the pan. Top with another heavy skillet to press the panini. If you use the pan method you will need to flip the panini 1/2 way through. I cooked the panini for 6 minutes in the panini maker, just until the cheese was melted.
Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz