I’ve Made the Perfect Fall Sandwich – Black Pepper Turkey Panini on Wheat Bread with Cranberry Chutney and Smoked Apple Gouda Cheese
The October panini study continues and I hit upon a huge winner today! It is like autumn distilled into a sandwich. It involves the same eight wheat bread I used yesterday in the blue cheese and plain turkey version, only the meat is a black pepper-edged smoked turkey, with slices of apple-smoked gouda cheese, mayonaise, cranberry chutney, arugula, and a drizzle of olive oil. It would be perfect if you have a cup of spiced cider or apple slices on the side. It tasted creamy, rich, smokey, peppery, and complex, while the flavor of the cranberries made it seem like Thanksgiving dinner. Huge, huge win. I can’t move on until I perfect this; the proportions, the timing, everything. This is going in the permanent recipe collection.
It happened by chance. I was working on a mail bag response I’m about to post and realized I hadn’t eaten anything despite it being past 2 p.m. I got up to make a sandwich and figured I would break all the components and start playing around to take a break.
Get out your panini presses and try it. It’s fantastic.