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  • Fresh Mozzarella, Prosciutto, and Fig Jam Grilled Cheese

    Okay, since I tried this recipe, I’m moving it over to the T&T section. My picture doesn’t look nearly like the picture from the book, but the taste was outta this world!

    (NU - I see you brought out the "fine china" I do that also on sandwich nights! Lol)

    Actually, I use that “fine china” EVERYNIGHT! LOL I couldn’t even tell you what my real plates look like! LOL Gotta love the cleanup…everything goes in the trash! LOL


    Fresh Mozzarella, Prosciutto, and Fig Jam Grilled Cheese

    From Grilled Cheese: 50 Recipes to Make You Melt by Marlena Spieler (Chronicle Books, 2004)

    Fresh, milky mozzarella melts into a puddle of soothing, stringy cheese, with a hit of salty prosciutto, and a smudge of sweet fig jam to balance it all.

    Fig jam and preserved figs, usually imported from Italy, Greece, or Turkey, are sometimes found in specialty shops and on websites as well as in some supermarkets. If unavailable, use sliced fresh figs, drizzled with a tiny bit of honey.

    4 soft French or Italian rolls (or half-baked if available)
    10-12 ounces fresh mozzarella, thickly sliced
    8 ounces prosciutto, thinly sliced
    ¼-½ cup fig jam or fig preserves, to taste (I DIDN’T USE)
    Soft butter for spreading on bread

    1.Split each roll, and layer with the mozzarella and prosciutto. Spread the top slices with the fig jam, then close up.

    2.Lightly butter the outside of each sandwich.

    3. Heat a heavy nonstick skillet or panini press over medium-high heat. Place the sandwiches in the pan, working in two batches depnding on the size of the pan. Press the sandwiches or close the grill and brown, turning once or twice, until the bread is crisp and the cheese has melted. Though the rolls start off as round, once pressed they are considerably flatter and can be easily turned, albeit carefully.

    4.Serve right away, cut on the diagonal.

    Shows a pic-

    http://www.aarpsegundajuventud.org/english/food/2006-DJ/06DJ_figjam.html

    My sad picture: http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee14/TeresaYo1/IMGA0613.jpg

    Next time I might add 3 slices (instead of 2 slices) of Mozzarella cheese so it'll ooze more.

  • #2
    I have just bought all the ingredients to make it for foot ball this sunday.

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    • #3
      I also purchased some smoked turkey and salami because
      I didnít think my DH would be too fond of the Prosciutto after I tried a sample of it in the store. He's not real big on salt, like I am. So for his sandwich I was able to add the other meats and just a touch of the Prosciutto, he loved it too. No more Quizno for me!!! LOL

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      • #4
        Looks great Teresa! I like your pic! :)

        Try using mayo in place of the butter on the outside (itís a nice change and is really good). Also flip your bun opposite, white part outside, I think it grills better that way.

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        • #5
          This sounds really good. TY for sharing and I think your pic looks great!!! :)

          Great tips bean, TY too. :)

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          • #6
            This was excellent! The only thing I changed was the bread (marble rye). Try it with the fig jam - it ROCKED! :D

            Teresa, I honestly don't know if I ever would have tried this one out of the cookbook until you made it. Thanks! :)

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            • #7
              So now did the fig jam have a sweet taste to it? I don't know that I could try it with the fig jam...I liked it plain.

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              • #8
                It made it "saucy" with a hint of sweet. I don't care for sweet and this was perfect. We had them again for dinner last night on jalapeno cheese bread.

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                • #9
                  On Marble Rye Ė

                  http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b202/sltrax/Prosfigpanini.jpg

                  On Jalapeno Cheese Bread Ė

                  http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b202/sltrax/Prosfigpanini2.jpg

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                  • #10
                    Looks so yummy!
                    That is not George's Marble Rye, is it? LOL

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                    • #11
                      [QUOTE=shadow]Looks so yummy!
                      That is not George's Marble Rye, is it? LOL[/QUOTE]

                      TY :)

                      And I hope it's not George's! :eek: LOL :D

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                      • #12
                        Who's George, and why are you stealing his bread???? :confused:

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                        • #13
                          [QUOTE=nuisance]Who's George, and why are you stealing his bread???? :confused:[/QUOTE]

                          Sandwich looks SO YUMMY!!!! But, who is George? And, if he makes really good Rye Bread, can you share his stolen recipe!? :D
                          Lauren ~The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. ~
                          Martin Luther King, Jr.

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                          • #14
                            [QUOTE=nuisance]Who's George, and why are you stealing his bread???? :confused:[/QUOTE]

                            Check out the link! LOL :D


                            http://www.sonypictures.com/tv/shows/seinfeld/episode_guide/?sl=episode&ep=711

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                            • #15
                              LOL..funny! :D

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