In my soup and sandwich kick I decided to make this Costco recipe. I happened to have some balsamic figs in the fridge so I added them and it was perfect.
- 1 lb. asparagus
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 1 focaccia, sliced into 4 pieces
- 4 slices prosciutto
- 8 oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced into 1/4″ slices
- Balsamic figs
Preheat the panini grill to medium-high heat.
Rinse the asparagus and break the ends off of each spear (if you hold onto each end and bend the spear it will naturally break in the right place). Discard the ends. In a large bowl, toss the asparagus in the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill for about 3 minutes until cooked through and grill marks appear. Set aside.
Turn off the grill and carefully clean the grates. Reheat the grill to medium-high heat.
For each sandwich: Slice the focaccia in half lengthwise. Slather one side with figs. Place a slice of prosciutto inside the bottom half. Top with 1/4 of the cheese and as many asparagus spears as will fit securely. Close the sandwich with the other focaccia half. Grill 4-5 minutes until the cheese is melted. Slice the sandwich in half, serve immediately and enjoy!