This was a big hit (but I am starting to feel the shallot breath )
We don't have a panini maker, but I have a cheap-o IKEA square pan with ridges on it and used my dutch oven (which I got thanks to other OT recipes) as the press.
The panini was really good. I was worried that it would be too spicy (Mr. Qwerty got spicy Genoa salami and the relish had quite a kick to it) but everything blended really nicely together. This was the first time I have used fresh oregano.
I didn't use lettuce and am not sure I would next time because we enjoyed this incarnation so much. I might try thinly sliced sweet bell peppers if I want this to have some crunch.
The whole was greater than the some of its parts, for sure.
Sustitutions: I used a french loaf, which was quite a bit thicker than recommended, but the weight of the dutch oven squished it flat.
I didn't have white wine vinegar so I used red wine vinegar instead. I don't think the sandwich suffered
Thanks thndrkttn! I have never tried paninis before. I made the kids grilled cheese, panini style for them and they really loved it.