Smoked Salmon and Gruyere Panini

"A very simple recipe with gourmet taste! From Food and Wine Magazine. The flavors of the smoked salmon, Gruyere cheese and Dijon mustard complement eachother very nicely. I enjoy the hint of lemon, too. This makes a simple lunch special."
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  • Heat up a panini press.
  • Spread the Dijon mustard over each of 4 slices of the brioche. Top each one with 1 slice of the Gruyere. Divide all of the smoked salmon and grated lemon zest among the 4 slices of brioche. Season lightly with the salt and pepper and cover with the remaining slices on Gruyere. Close the sandwiches and grill on the panini press for 2 to 3 minutes, until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted. Cut the panini in half and serve!

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  1. Chef floWer
    I looked high and low for brioche bread and couldn't find it, so I used an white bread which was recommended by our baker. The flavours (gruyere cheese, smoked salmon & Dijon mustard) were delicious. Our baker had never heard of brioche bread and explained to him it was a buttery French bread, he said maybe it had a short life span and that's why I couldn't find it. :( Anyhow the panini was a delight. Thanks for posting your recipe LifeIsGood
  2. MsPia
    Out of this world!Delicious!
  3. Dienia B.
    really good cakepops on parade
  4. Muffin Goddess
    I adore smoked salmon, so this was right up my alley! I couldn't find any brioche, so I went with a fresh croissant instead (close enough, I thought). I only made a single serving, but I added a bit of extra salmon, just because I could. The Dijon mustard and lemon zest were great here. This was definitely a nice lunch upgrade, thanks for posting! Made for Culinary Quest I
  5. evelynathens
    Comfort food! The brioche was soft and tender inside and crisped out outside, the cheese oozed, the salmon provided texture and smokiness, the mustard just the right amount of 'bite'. Perfect!


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