Dust off that Panini Maker!

A little while back I promised to share a few more ways of putting your panini maker to use ~
Here are a few of my favorites ~  and the good news? 
No recipes needed.

Salmon with Dijon Mustard - Herbes de Provence Vinaigrette

Salmon filets, sprinkled with salt and pepper, brushed with oil and grilled. Add some Herbes de Provence to your favorite Dijon mustard vinaigrette recipe, drizzle over and serve.
(These were unusually thin salmon filets, so they grilled in under two minutes.)
As a side dish I also grilled some thick slices of par-boiled potatoes, and grilled some proscuitto 'ribbons' to garnish them. 

Grilled Shrimp with Sweet Thai Chili Sauce Drizzle

Skewer shrimp (makes for easier handling), lightly brush with oil, sprinkle with a little sea salt then grill.  Take care not to overcook ~ they practically cook instantly in a panini grill.

Remove to warm serving plate and drizzle with Sweet Thai Chili Sauce (from the bottle.)

Vegetable Teriyaki Skewers

Just run a skewer through vegetables of choice (here ~ Baby Portabella mushrooms with scallions,  and Red Bell Pepper Strips.)  Brush with your favorite Teriaki sauce (with a drizzle of oil added to prevent sticking and burning) and grill until cooked to your preference.

Pineapple slices and zucchini slices are very good prepared this way, too.

So simple, yet tasty and each of these take just a few minutes to prepare and grill.  I'd love to hear about your favorites from the panini grill. :) 

Thank you for stopping by today, friends ~ I hope you have a delicious day!


  1. What a wonderful tool for grilling seafood!!! Thank you!
    Your site is such a pleasure, thank you for providing such an amazing resource!

  2. this is such a creative way to use what can sometimes be seen as an expendable appliance! thanks SO MUCH for posting! i love the salmon in particular ;)

  3. You make me so hungry, Mari. Love it idea of roasting potato slices in particular.


  4. Thank you so much for your comments!

    Aww, Lara ~ what a sweet message.♥

    Meg, if you try salmon in the grill I hope you enjoy it. I love to multi-purpose appliances and tools generally designed for one specific use.

    Hi Patricia, thanks! And HEY congratulations for having your fabulous cake recipe featured on The Pioneer Woman/Tasty Kitchen blog!! (I am so not surprised, and it's about time you receive the recognition that you deserve. ;-)) xo

  5. Everything looks absolutely beautiful..How's that baby?:)

  6. I don't own a panini maker but I have found that my George Forman does the trick pretty well. I love how thin your sammie is cause mine don't get that thin.

  7. Hello Magical Monique! 3 weeks old yesterday (her mama's 26th birthday) :) I'll send you an email. My computer has been giving me headaches I haven't been posting, emailing or interacting much on the web. Help is on the way, though.

    Hi MaryBeth! Oh, I used to have a George Forman and liked it very much ~ I think the 'plates' on the panini maker might be a bit heavier (maybe that's why my sandwiches are so thin.) The down-side is that Mr. OUaP feels they are a little 'skimpy'. I call them 'compact'! So nice of you come visit ~ thank you!

  8. I've never felt the need for a panini maker until I read your post. What a great idea.

    Everything looks delicious Mary.


  9. Ann, thank you for visiting and leaving such a kind message ~ If I had YOUR creativity I probably wouldn't need a panini maker.

    Everything you make... I want to eat! Your fortunate loved ones and friends... I'm envious!

  10. Love the idea of using your panini press for salmon! Your photos as always are so amazing :-)

  11. everything here looks so delicious!

  12. These ideas and photos are making my mouth WATER!!! The slamon looks incredible (I LOOOOVE salmon) and the veggies too and love the idea of the potatos!!!! Thanks so much for this idea! XO, Pinky

  13. Thank you Mary, Paula and Pinky ~ I love reading your comments!

    I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

    Stay snug if you are dealing with the blizzard conditions in the mid-west & all points further east.

    Brrr! xo

  14. I woud never have thought to cook a succulent salmon in the panini maker, but it makes sense.

  15. Love the salmon idea. I love salmon and this grilling method might just bring my husband around!

  16. The pictures are just too gorgeous.. drew me right in and the recipe ideas are fab... great snacks for a party!

  17. The Salmon looks beautiful Mari, as does everything else!
    I do not own a panini maker but maybe I'll buy myself one for my birthday soon!

  18. Hi friends!

    Thank you so much for your kind words, and for taking the time to leave comments. You've made my week! xo

  19. Those prawns look so good, I love Sweet Chili Sauce on most things :) great photos

  20. Brilliant! I don't have a panini maker, per se, but do have one of those Cuisinart Griddlers that has the interchangeable plates to allow grilling. I'm trying both recipes. I love food in a flash.

  21. Mary, what great ideas! I'm particularly drawn to the veggie teryaki skewers with pineapple. Thanks so much for posting about this.

    And thank you for checking in on Queen of Hearts. :-) I am working on getting more lively. Today I managed to actually do something in the kitchen and then post about it. Baby steps, but I'm getting there.


  22. Looks heavenly! I love my Panini grill. They come in handy for many things. Your presentations are delightful. I am your newest follower. Stop by and say hello. Linda

  23. Mari, thank you for stopping by my blog. Your photos have me salivating! Yum! I don't have a panini maker, but you've got me thinking here... everything looks delish, now I've got to go find something in the fridge to eat!

  24. I love grilled shrimp! Looks heavenly and mouthwatering!
    Sherman Unkefer

  25. Thank you sweet friends ~ I love to read your messages, and to know that you are out there. Wish I could have you over so we could meet in person! ((hugs)) ~m ♥


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