Peach and Red Bell Pepper Panini

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Oh yes I did.
I put peaches in a sandwich.
This was inspired by one of my favorite cheap wines, a Sauvignon Blanc whose flavor has a hint of both peaches and red bell pepper. The sandwich is a bit sweet of course, but the sweetness is nicely balanced by the spices in the hummus. For this version, I used store-bought hummus, roasted red pepper from a jar, and homemade bread  – this recipe made without the herbs. The sandwich would also be great with chutney in place of the peach, either mango chutney or something like this apple-onion one.
Since I don’t have a panini press, I heated my smaller cast iron skillet on high while I was heating the sandwich skillet over medium heat. Then I used the cast iron one to press and heat the top of the sandwich. If you do this, you can also place a piece of aluminum foil on top of the sandwich if your top skillet isn’t well seasoned on the bottom.
Peach and Red Bell Pepper Panini
4 slices bread
About 4 tablespoons hummus
1 ripe but firm peach, thinly sliced
2 ounces roasted pepper (I used 2 piquillo peppers), drained and patted dry
Spread about 1 tablespoon hummus on one side of each bread slice. Top two of the pieces of bread with a single layer of peach slices, then a single layer of roasted red pepper slices. Top with remaining slices of bread.
Heat panini skillet and press (or two skillets – see above). Heat and press sandwich until hot in the center.
Serves 2.

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4 Responses

  1. Hi Claire, just wanted to know the update/details for BWW which is to be hosted in your blog. Thanks!

    • Hi Shri, just send me your black and white food photo by Monday to cdmcculloch7 [at] gmail.com or cdmcculloch [at] comcast.net. The only requirement is that it be at least 500 px on the longest side. If you want to send me something bigger I can resize it.

  2. What a nice combination of flavors! I have been putting peaches in a frittata. Every excuse is good to enjoy this lovely fruit.

    • Thanks, Simona! Peaches are so fun in unexpected places, don’t you think? Your frittata sounds interesting.

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