A couple of girlfriends and I were talking food earlier today and one of them mentioned Boursin cheese. I am a HUGE fan of Boursin, its one of my favorite things and I use it quite a bit in my cooking. Like here and here. My other friend “J” mentioned that she likes to mix a little of it with Horseradish and enjoy it on roast beef sandwiches. This got my mind going and I could stop thinking about it until I made a sandwich to devour for dinner. My food cravings always dictate what I have for dinner and since BD was working late I didn’t have anyone argue with me. I used an old George Forman grill to press these but you can use a panini press or even a sauté pan like a grilled cheese. You could probably even skip the “cooking” part if you want altogether, but I didn’t.
Roast Beef, Red Onion, Arugula and Horseradish Spread Panini
- 4 slices bread – any kind, I used an Italian loaf
- 1/3 pound good quality sliced deli roast beef
- 1.5 cups loosely packed aruluga
- 3 tablespoons spreadable garlic and herb cheese – such as Boursin
- 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish (more or less if you like!)
- 3 tablespoons butter
1. Slice the onion and sauté in a small saucepan over medium heat with 1 tablespoon of butter. Sauté for about 5-8 minutes or until onions are soft.
2. While onions are cooking add the Boursin cheese and horseradish to a small dish and stir to incorporate.
3. Heat up your press or pan. Assemble your sandwiches by very lightly buttering one side of each piece of bread, flip over. Taking equal portions layer roast beef, red onions, and aruluga on two pieces of bread. On the other two pieces spread a healthy layer of the horseradish spread. Place those peices on top of the other sandwiches, spread side down.
4. Once your press is ready, place each sandwich on the griddle plate (butter sides on the outside) and close. Heat for approx 1 minute or until a light golden brown.
5. Remove from heat, allow to cool slightly, then cut and serve.
Thoughts: I am completely smitten with this sandwich. My original intention was to eat one and then make one for BD when he got home – totally didn’t happen. I skipped the rest of my dinner and ate the other one instead. So I guess I’ll just have to make these for dinner again this weekend.