Beef, Broccoli Rabe and Provolone Panini
This is a stellar combination of juicy roast beef with bitter broccoli rabe and melty provolone cheese.
Mortadella and Cheese Panini
To make these sandwiches, use 6-by-4-inch slices of dense white bread from a peasant loaf to accommodate the hearty filling.
Ham and Artichoke Panini
Easy and quick to prepare, this ham and artichoke panini is guaranteed to be your new favorite lunch meal.
Thick Shakes with Strawberry-Mascarpone Panini
Chef Rob Evans creates exalted food at Hugo's in Portland, Maine (where he was named an F&W Best New Chef 2004), but he's also a sandwich master. At his sandwich shop, Duckfat, he makes a splendid dessert panino with brioche, strawberry jam and mascarpone, a delicate spreadable cow's-milk cheese. Evans pairs the panino with a superthick milk shake that blends ice cream with custardy creme anglaise sauce. He usually pairs these panini with vanilla shakes, but strawberry is equally delicious.
Chicken Panini with Spinach and Pesto
This is a fun marriage of a chicken salad sandwich and a crunchy pressed panino.
Four Cheese Panini
Mozzarella, fontina, Gorgonzola and provolone cheese make up this amazing panini that will revive all of your senses.
Smoked Salmon Panini
Richard Reddington serves this crispy, salty smoked salmon panini with a small bowl of asparagus soup.
Seared Pork and Pickled Eggplant Panini
This recipe comes from Barbara Lynch, the chef at Boston's No. 9 Park. She and her business partner, Garrett Harker, recently opened the Butcher Shop--a combination charcuterie market and wine bar.
Sweet Coppa and Pepper Panini
According to Jason Denton, owner of the Italian wine bar 'ino, the secret to perfect panini is not overcooking the bread, which makes it too brittle. He recommends using a sandwich press or following the method here.