Panino Prosciutto & Scamorza cheese | Video Recipe
Panino CRUDO & SCAMORZA Ingredients (Directions in the video Above):
Freshly-baked Ciabatta with Sesame
Seasoning: EVOO, Salt, Oregano
Capuliato: EVOO, Sundried Tomatoes, Capers, Salt, Chilli Pepper (all blended)
In Italy, Panino is synonimous of:
Freshly baked Bread
FRESHLY BAKED BREAD
On the contrary of how people usually perceive sandwich or panini abroad, Panino in Italy is synonymous with Gourmet food. In fact, to have a great panino, Fresh and Artisanal Bread is mandatory. Ciabatta, Baguette or Michetta doesn't matter which kind of bread you prefer, what really matter is that Bread MUST be freshly-baked.
HIGH-QUALITY INGREDIENTS What's exciting about Panino is that it is always made of layers of high-quality ingredients. And each Italian region has its own selection of gourmet specialties to stuff Panino with. So if you want to try the best regional food specialties we suggest to try the most famous local Panino. Prosciutto Crudo is one of the most appreciated ingredients in the world. Even if, Italy offers a great selection of Salumi ( cured meats that are sliced and commonly served as an appetizer in an Italian meal ). Prosciutto cotto, Bresaola, Mortadella and Salame are the most popular.
Then cheese comes and there's quite a lot to choose from. A Sicilian would choose "Caciocavallo Ragusano DOP". A Napoletan would choose Mozzarella Fiordilatte or Burrata. A Sardinian, Tuscanian and Roman would choose Pecorino. And people from North of Italy would want Bra, Fontina or Asiago.
Something spreadable is always a must have. Italians use to create delicious spreadable using sundried tomatoes or artichokes or olives or truffles and many others specialties.
Italian Panini that doesn't exist in Italy:
PANINI with PESTO
PANINI with CHICKEN
MEATBALLS inside PANINI
Balance in Italian food is one of the main characteristics. When you have high-quality ingredients, you are eating delicate and peculiar flavors. This means that ingredients' pairing is very important to not cover the taste of any other ingredient. If you like ingredients with strong taste as bell peppers or truffles, it is important to exalt or mitigate the taste of these ingredients with other ones, depending on the result you are looking for.
Each product has its own rules and it is impossible to list all of them but here some basic rules on how to choose the right layers:
OLIVES or ANTIPASTI
SALUMI (BRESAOLA, SALAME, PROSCIUTTO...)