Wild Mushroom Melt Panini

by on October 11, 2012

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I never need much of an excuse to make grilled cheese, but a rainy day is about as perfect an excuse as you’re gonna get. The sky just opened up outside the coffee shop where I’m sitting right now. This is newsworthy stuff in San Diego.

I surprised even myself when I first decided to make these Wild Mushroom Melt Panini. Me, the one who is more commonly known to remove mushrooms from dishes. I’ll say this, though. In my experience, there aren’t many foods that can’t be remarkably enhanced by sautéing them in olive oil and butter with garlic and shallots and finishing them with some balsamic vinegar. Mushrooms, it turns out, are no exception.

Sauteed Wild Mushrooms...www.paninihappy.com

Silky wild mushrooms and shallots…melty Gruyère…toasted rye bread…this gray day just got a whole lot cozier!

Wild Mushroom Melt Panini...get the recipe at www.paninihappy.com

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1 Cassie | Bake Your Day October 11, 2012 at 11:37 am

Oh my goodness, yes. This is the panini of my dreams!
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2 Angela October 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm

This looks amazing! I’m imagining it with a cup of butternut squash soup…

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3 Kathy October 11, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Funny you should say that – I’m looking up butternut squash soup recipes right now!

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4 Mushrooms Canada October 12, 2012 at 6:03 am

A mouth-watering meal perfect for the fall season! I love using Shiitake mushrooms in my sandwiches. Thanks for sharing! Sounds like a perfect pairing with our Fresh Mushroom and Squash Bisque | http://ow.ly/eqmnG

-Shannon
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5 J Gola October 12, 2012 at 12:22 pm

This sounds FANTASTIC!

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6 Sarah @ Snap A Bite October 12, 2012 at 11:47 pm

That truly looks amazing and very easy to make. I must say I already made a wild mushroom mix to put on toast so why indeed not put it in between two layers of bread and add some cheese.
Life can be so simple sometimes :)
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7 kellypea October 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm

The rain was SO great, wasn’t it? And yep. This panino is perfect for such weather. I would be the last person on the planet to pick a mushroom from any dish. Awesome combo here, Kathy!
kellypea´s last blog post ..Baked Apple Dumplings with Sweet Browned Butter Sauce

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8 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen October 14, 2012 at 2:20 am

Now that’s comfort food with it’s party dress on! Those silky mushrooms and gooey cheese….

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9 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies October 15, 2012 at 6:49 am

It’s a rainy day here today too and I would just love to have this sandwich on my table for lunch. Mushrooms are so good when they’re sauteed with shallots, and of course adding cheese just makes it even better!
Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies´s last blog post ..Recipe | Oh-So-Easy Broccoli Cheddar Pot Pies

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10 Kamini October 17, 2012 at 8:41 am

Just made a pot of Thai butternut squash coconut soup last night which never got eaten cos we were nibbling all the way thru the debate…so this would be perfect with the soup for dinner tonite! Yum

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11 Carolyn October 18, 2012 at 2:02 am

I luuuuuurve mushrooms sauted like that. That’s a gorgeous panini!
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12 Kelly Senyei October 24, 2012 at 11:48 am

How am I just now seeing this?! I am obsessed with all things mushroom and can’t wait to bust out my panini press and give this beauty a try. Love it, Kathy!
Kelly Senyei´s last blog post ..Chocolate-Dipped Pumpkin Seed Brittle with Sea Salt

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13 Kevin (Closet Cooking) October 31, 2012 at 7:22 am

A mushroom lovers sandwich for sure! I am in!
Kevin (Closet Cooking)´s last blog post ..Pumpkin Pie Pancakes (with Caramel Sauce)

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14 JulieD October 31, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I love mushrooms and this panini looks amazing!! I really don’t understand the people who remove mushrooms from everything…I love them. :)
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15 Aimee @ ShugarySweets November 7, 2012 at 5:15 am

It’s 7am here and I am drooling over this recipe!!!
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