Hubby dear has this undying love for Paninis. Infact, I didn’t even need to tell him twice that I wanted a Panini maker. Just a promise that he would get home-made Paninis to his heart’s desire, seem to convince him enough! Our Honeymoon in the exotic plains of Rome was filled with cups of delicious Cappucino teamed up with warm crispy Paninis.
I often try out various Panini combos using mainly whatever I have at home with some Indian touch added in. But this recipe always wins the game. Its simple, light and just plain delicious! This is my way of fusing International favourites with Indian tastes.
Roasted Red Pepper Paninis
2 baguettes (use any kind of bread you like, I love Foccacia for this sandwich)
1 large sweet red pepper
a handful of coriander leaves, roughly chopped Â
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp garlic butter
1 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp curry powder
salt and pepper, to taste
For Roasted Red Pepper:
Spray red pepper lightly with oil and roast over a flame, or broil in the oven at 450 degrees, till charred on the outside.
Set aside and allow to cool. Once it comes to room temperature, peel the outside skin of the pepper and slice thinly.
For Caramelized Onions:
Heat butter in a non-stick pan and saute finely sliced onions with salt, pepper and curry powder till caramelized and tender.
Spread a little garlic butter on one side of the bread.
Layer roasted red pepper slices, caramelized onions, and top with chopped coriander leaves and a dash of pepper.
Top with other slice of bread and heat in a Panini grill till warm.
Serve with a side of fries and warm Cappucino.