A while back I made a prosciutto, mozzarella and fig panini on ciabatta bread. I wanted to revisit those flavors because I loved the combination of smoky and savory prosciutto along with the sweet and fruity fig jam. Instead of mozzarella I went with Manchego which is a cheese that I have been using quite a bit in sandwiches lately. Manchego is a little bit sweet and a little bit tart so it worked perfectly with the other ingredients. I decided on sourdough bread instead of ciabatta just to try something a little different. The sandwich turned out really great! I loved how the flavors balanced each other really well. It’s really easy to make too since it only needs 4 ingredients! The fig jam can be sweet so I just spread it thinly over the bread. It was a great combination of sweet and savory flavors, so I will definitely be having this again!
Prosciutto, Manchego and Fig Jam Sandwich
(makes 2 sandwiches)
- 4 slices sourdough bread
- 3-4 oz. prosciutto
- 2-3 tbsp fig jam or to taste
- 11 slices (about 3 oz.) manchego cheese
- Spread the fig jam on one slice of the bread.
- Add the slices of prosciutto, then the cheese on top.
- Grill on a panini or foreman grill until the cheese has melted.