Real Men Cook: Porto-BOOM Panini

Vegetarian30 Minute Meals

So, now that I am officially CEO of our Casa and no longer in the workforce I like to “do lunch” with different people during the week. It helps change things up, gives me that little bit of social adult interaction time, and who doesn’t like to go out to eat every once in a while.

Well, last week Cason and I went to visit Mike at work and have some lunch. We ended up going to this place called Dry Creek CafeIt’s a pretty fun place , they have outdoor seating and great food! I got this sandwich called “The Shroom”, which was absolutely delicious. It had goat cheese, pesto, portobello mushrooms and lots of other goodies. This is where I got the inspiration for today’s Helping Hubbie Porta-BOOM Panini.

The only prep work your man will have to do in order to make this panini happen is grill up Portobello mushrooms and then assemble the sandwiches. Easy enough, right! I thought so, and so did Mike. 🙂 Your hubbie will be so proud that he made such a delicious meal, and you’ll be happy to have the night off.

To get started, Preheat grill to medium high heat. Season both sides of portobello mushrooms with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

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Grill mushrooms for 8-10 minutes per side. (will have slight grill marks)

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Bring Mushrooms in to cool, once cool, slice mushrooms into 1″ slices. Set aside to use for assembly.

Cut mini ciabatta’s in half. Put 1 T. of pesto on one side and 1 oz. of crumbled goat cheese on the other side.

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Arrange 3 slices of portobello on the goat cheese side along with 1/2 cup of grilled vegetables.

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Place the pesto side on top of the grilled vegetable side and place on panini press. (or on a grill pan)

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Cook panini for about 4-5 minutes. (cheese will be gooey and you will have a nice crust on your bread) Slice in half and eat! 🙂

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Helping Hubbie: Porto-BOOM Panini

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Sandwiches Vegetarian, Real Men Cook

Ingredients

  • 3 portobello mushrooms
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 cups of the grilled vegetables (use the veggies reserved from Grilled Vegetable Orzo)
  • 4 oz. goat cheese, softened
  • 4 oz. basil pesto (store bought or Homemade Basil Pesto)
  • 4 mini ciabatta rolls

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat. Season both sides of portobello mushrooms with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Grill mushrooms for 8-10 minutes per side. (will have slight grill marks)
  3. Bring Mushrooms in to cool, once cool, slice mushrooms into 1″ slices. Set aside to use for assembly.
  4. Cut mini ciabatta’s in half. Put 1 T. of pesto on one side and 1 oz. of crumbled goat cheese on the other side.
  5. Arrange 3 slices of portobello on the goat cheese side along with 1/2 cup of grilled vegetables.
  6. Place the pesto side on top of the grilled vegetable side and place on panini press. (or on a grill pan)
  7. Cook panini for about 4-5 minutes. (cheese will be gooey and you will have a nice crust on your bread) Slice in half and eat! 🙂

 

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