August 25, 2009

Sesame-Ginger Pork Panini

14 thinly sliced pork loin slices (I used leftovers from this)
8 (thin) slices smoked Gouda
8 (thin) slices tomato
4 individual loaves of ciabatta bread or 1 full sized loaf cut into four pieces

1/4 cup sesame ginger dressing
1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1/4 teaspoon soy sauce

Whisk the spread ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside. Slice the bread horizontally. Spread both sides with sauce.

Place the pork on the bread then add a single layer of tomato and top with cheese.

Place the top half on top. Place on a panini grill heated to medium-high and press until the cheese melts and the bread is crusty. Repeat for each sandwich.

Yield: 4 sandwiches

My thoughts:
Panini week continues with this sesame and ginger kissed panino. It is so delicious! It works well with any leftover pork but was especially tasty when I made it with leftover grilled five spice pork. The sauce, made with a yummy sesame-ginger dressing, ties the whole sandwich together. The best part of panini sandwiches is that while they are hearty enough to have for dinner, they come together in just minutes.