|I wish my crust came out this pretty|
|Uncle Charlie would be proud|
|Sauerbraten...Get in my belly!|
Speaking of strawberries, I must share with you one recipe that I discovered 2 strawberry seasons ago. I can't remember what magazine I found it in, otherwise, I'd totally give credit where it is due. The recipe is for a panini that at first glance sounds pretty far out. But, trust me. You do, right? Of course you do...this sandwich will make you exclaim "Franklin Delano!" (I love that old man in the the new Oreo commercial!)
So, here's how you make Smoked Turkey-Strawberry paninis...
Fresh bread (I used the Cuban from Publix's bakery)
smoked turkey breast
brie cheese with the rind removed, sliced
fresh basil leaves
beautiful local strawberries
Spread the pepper jelly on one slice of bread. Layer on the turkey, strawberry slices, brie, and basil leaves. Top with another slice of bread (duh). Spread good quality butter on the outsides and grill, press, or panini-maker it until the cheese is melty and gooey.
Take a bite, yell out "Franklin Delano", slap your mama and have a good, cathartic cry. Yep, it's that good. I prefer warm, personal, hand-written thank you notes please. :-)
Enjoy and Happy Easter to you and your family.