A panini is a grilled sandwich that can be prepared in a panini press, countertop grill, grill pan or even a heavy skillet. Some people think the best part of a panini is the perfectly toasted bread; others prefer the warm filling and perfectly melted cheese. This sandwich delivers both.
For the Panini: Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Spread mayonnaise (or aioli) on one side of each bread slice. Place several slices of turkey on top of the mayonnaise. Top the turkey with an even layer of roasted peppers, then place a slice of Brie over the peppers. Top with another slice of bread, mayonnaise-side down, then brush both outer sides of the prepared sandwich with olive oil.
Weight the sandwiches down with an aluminum foil-covered brick or grill press. Press the sandwiches 2 or 3 minutes on each side, then serve immediately. (Note: If you have a panini grill, place the assembled and oiled sandwiches in the panini grill, then close the lid and grill until crisp, about 3 to 4 minutes. Serve immediately.)
Tips and Techniques
* Use one 16-ounce jar of roasted red peppers for a quick and easy substitute. Drain the peppers well, and pat dry with paper towels before using.
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