Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Arugula Panini

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"So easy and delicious. If you have a panini press, definitely use that; I use my grill pan with a heavy pan sitting on top. I still get good grill marks and the sandwich is pressed. In the picture I uploaded I used a regular non-stick saute pan; so don't worry, either method works. And make sure to use arugula, it adds that nice peppery taste, along with a hearty rustic bread. The combination is perfect."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (108.8 g)
  • Calories 281.2
  • Total Fat - 21 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 72.3 mg
  • Sodium - 795.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 0.7 g
  • Protein - 18.5 g
  • Calcium - 37.8 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Sandwich ... Add a thin layer of cream cheese to the bottom slice of the bread. Top with the salmon, salt, arugula and the top slice of bread.

Step 2

Grill ... Spray the grill or pan with a non-stick spray (you can brush with melted butter, but I don't think it is necessary). Add the sandwich and top with a heavy pan (I use my cast iron pan). You can also use a regular pan and place a heavy can in the pan; you just want to weigh it down. Grill on each side until golden brown. Let rest a minute before slicing. ENJOY!

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