On 11/3/2011 10:43 PM, Bob Terwilliger wrote:
> ...and it's time for comfort food! This is one delicious sandwich recipe,
> which I've posted here before but which bears repeating. The apple is
> unusual but very good:
> Pumpernickel Pastrami Panini with Rosemary-Ale Jus
> Recipe courtesy Emily Hobbs
> from an old episode of Food Networks' "Ultimate Recipe Showdown"
> (when they actually had shows with *realistic* cooking)
> Episode: Comfort Food
> 4 servings
> 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
> 1 3/4 cups beef broth
> 3/4 cup dark beer
> 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
> 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary leaves
> 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
> 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
> 2 1/2 cups thinly sliced yellow onion
> 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced apple
> 1/2 teaspoon salt
> 12 ounces shaved pastrami
> 8 slices pumpernickel bread
> 4 ounces thinly sliced sharp white Cheddar
> To make the rosemary-ale jus, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a medium sized
> saucepan, over medium-low heat; whisk in beef broth, beer, garlic, rosemary,
> onion powder and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and allow to simmer.
> In a large cast iron skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high
> heat. Stir in onion, apple, salt and the additional 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and
> cook for 7 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until light golden brown and
> tender; remove from skillet and set aside.
> Divide pastrami equally between 4 slices of bread; top with apples and
> onions, and white Cheddar cheese. Top with remaining bread slices.
> Melt 1 tablespoon butter in same skillet; place 2 sandwiches in pan, place
> the bottom of a heavy skillet on top, and press down to flatten. Cook for 2
> minutes, flip, press down with heavy skillet again, and cook an additional 2
> minutes, or until crisp. Repeat process with remaining 1 tablespoon butter
> and additional 2 sandwiches; slice sandwiches in half diagonally. Divide
> rosemary-ale jus into 4 small bowls, and serve with panini for dipping.
Sounds great! Thanks! There are times when I really think I need a
cast iron pan and this is one of them, for panini making.