There’s nothing like a post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich, and ours takes this classic to a new level by adding crumbled blue cheese and tart cranberry chutney. Tuck fresh arugula leaves inside the grilled sandwiches—and enjoy.
Turkey Panini with Blue Cheese and Cranberry Chutney
8 slices walnut levain bread, each about 1/2 inch thick
4 Tbs. cranberry chutney 0r relish
8 oz. thinly sliced roast turkey
4 oz. blue cheese, crumbled
4 Tbs. mayonnaise (optional)
1 cup arugula
Olive oil for drizzling
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Preheat an electric panini press on the “panini” setting.
Place the bread slices on a work surface. Spread the chutney on 4 of the slices. Arrange the turkey on top, dividing evenly, and sprinkle with the cheese. Spread the mayonnaise on the remaining 4 bread slices and cover each sandwich with one of the slices, mayonnaise side down.
Place 2 sandwiches on the preheated panini press and close the lid. Cook until the bread is crisp and the cheese is melted, about 4 minutes. Transfer the sandwiches to a cutting board. Repeat to cook the remaining 2 sandwiches.
Put the arugula in a small bowl. Drizzle with enough olive oil to coat and season with salt and pepper. Open the sandwiches and arrange the arugula on each one. Close the sandwiches, cut in half and serve immediately. Serves 4.