Mini Maple Turkey Panini with Riesling Cranberry Relish
Prep time: 20 minutes.
Cook time: About 15 minutes.
Riesling Cranberry Relish:
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup Mirassou Riesling
- Juice and zest of 1 orange, divided
- 1/2 cup minced crystallized ginger
- 1 (12-oz.) bag fresh cranberries
Maple Turkey Panini:
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 4 slices sourdough bread
- 4 slices dark rye bread
- 12 slices smoked turkey
- 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter
Heat sugar, wine and orange juice in a small pan over low heat. Continue to cook until sugar begins to caramelize and has a nice caramel color. Remove from heat and stir in orange zest and ginger; let cool slightly. Place cranberries in a food processor and pulse on and off to finely chop; add to caramel mixture. (Relish may be made 1 week ahead.) To prepare sandwiches, brush a little maple syrup onto one side of sourdough bread slices. Place 3 slices turkey, a little relish and ½ cup cheese on each slice then top with dark rye. Spread sandwiches with a little butter and place in a preheated Panini grill; cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread is grill marked. (Or cook in a skillet for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, pressing down to compress sandwich.) Cut into 4 triangles and place on a serving tray; serve immediately with remaining cranberry sauce.
Pairing Suggestion: Pairs with Mirassou® Monterey County California Riesling.
Pairing Suggestion: Pairs with California Moscato Wine