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!
I had been wanting to try some different hot sandwiches for a while now. This sandwich is like the Italian version of a hot ham and cheese. I thought it turned out great and all the flavors tasted really good together. The smoky cured ham tasted great with the fruity sweetness of the fig jam. The crispy ciabatta roll and the melted mozzarella also provided a nice balance of textures. Next time, I would probably use a little bit less of the fig spread because it was quite sweet. I will be making this recipe again for sure!