Grilled Serrano and Manchego Sandwiches

Grilled Serrano and Manchego Sandwiches
Yields 4
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  1. ½ cup fig preserves
  2. ½ cup mayonnaise
  3. 8 thick slices sourdough bread
  4. 2 (4-ounce) packages sliced Serrano ham
  5. 1 (12-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained and patted dry
  6. 1 (8-ounce) package Manchego cheese, sliced
  7. 2 cups fresh baby arugula
  8. 8 tablespoons butter, divided
  1. In a small bowl, stir together preserves and mayonnaise.
  2. Spread 2 tablespoons mayonnaise mixture onto one side of each bread slice. Layer ham, red peppers, cheese, and arugula onto 4 bread slices, and top, mayonnaise side down, with remaining slices.
  3. In a large skillet, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add 2 sandwiches, and cook until bread is toasted and cheese is melted, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from skillet, and keep warm. Repeat with remaining butter and sandwiches. Serve immediately.
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