Turkey, Strawberries & Brie Panini

by on March 21, 2011

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Last weekend as we arrived at the movie theater to finally see The King’s Speech (all those Academy Awards were well-deserved!), I noticed a big banner announcing “FARMER’S MARKET ~ SATURDAYS 8 AM – 12 PM”. I was elated – at last, a local farmer’s market that takes place on a day and time I can actually make!

So there I was this weekend, back at the theater parking lot. My three-year-old sidekick’s primary goal: strawberries. They’re a year-round local specialty here in San Diego. We bought her a basket of the red beauties (along with onions, broccoli, kale, Swiss chard, leeks, fresh pasta, pesto, ciabatta, macarons, lime curd and fresh-rolled sushi – whew!) and took our big bag of local goodies home.

When we got home, right away I pulled out the Southern Living Farmer’s Market Cookbook, which the publisher sent to me a while back. It’s organized by season, so I flipped to the Spring section and found a whole bunch of creative recipes to use all the items that were now maxing out my fridge crisper. Not surprisingly, the Turkey, Strawberries & Brie Panini recipe caught my eye.

See the Southern Living Farmers Market Cookbook at AmazonThis recipe turned out to be fabulous. The strawberries, once they were heated within the sandwich, took on a kind of jammy flavor which was perfect with the rich, creamy Brie. There are actually a whole lot of great flavors going on in this sandwich – fresh basil, smoked turkey breast and red pepper jelly are all in the mix as well. It’s a few more ingredients than I might normally choose but they all work so well together I wouldn’t dream of leaving any out.

Turkey, Strawberries & Brie Panini

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1 Julie @ Willow Bird Baking March 21, 2011 at 9:29 pm

This sounds SO delicious! I can’t wait to use turkey, strawberries, and brie together!
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2 Shaina March 21, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Love the combination of brie and strawberries here. It’s almost like dessert.
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3 bellini March 22, 2011 at 4:05 am

I loved the King’s Speech as well and finally saw it last week!

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4 Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living March 22, 2011 at 7:03 am

Fabulous combination of ingredients for a panini! I love strawberries and brie together.
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5 Maria March 22, 2011 at 7:05 am

Great combination!

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6 Feast on the Cheap March 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm

This looks heavenly… I love sweet, fruity, brie sandwiches!
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7 Mama Kelly aka Jia March 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm

I would’ve never come up with that combination on my own but OMGs does it sound fabulous.
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8 Jenn (Cookies Cupcakes Cardio) March 22, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Yum! Delicious combination of flavours…and all of them fabulous on their own…I cant wait to try them together!
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9 Robin Sue March 24, 2011 at 7:59 am

Kathy,
Thanks for the top tip- this cookbook! I will be cooking in the market this season and am looking for books grouped by season. That will be perfect for ideas. I cannot wait for strawberries, but our local ones come out much later. They are slowly showing up here in the grocery store, all from CA. Another great Panini Kathy! Thanks,
Robin Sue
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10 Kathy March 24, 2011 at 10:13 am

Your cooking salon sounds like so much fun, Robin Sue – I hope all is going well with it!

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11 Tricia @ Saving room for dessert March 25, 2011 at 8:36 am

This looks so wonderful! It will no doubt be the next panini I make! I am loving this panini with jelly thing. It just makes the sandwich if you ask me :) Thanks!

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12 Megan March 27, 2011 at 9:21 am

I cant wait for strawberries and the opening of our farmer’s market. Spring had finally sprung and this sandwich is a great combo!
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13 Bren March 29, 2011 at 11:09 am

oh, how i could tear into this right now. i eat brie by the wheel so any amounts of it in this panini would be totally acceptable. i should browse through that book!
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14 Robyn | Add a Pinch March 30, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Oh Kathy – that looks so delicious!!!
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