Thursday, March 7, 2013

Grilled Cheese Challenge: The Caprese Grilled Cheese

So after my sister and I went to the Grilled Chz, we decided we would start our own little creative Grilled Cheese Challenge, something to keep us connected in our distance.

Yesterday she sent me a picture of a grilled cheese she made for lunch:

Southwestern Ham Melt?  I think so: black forrest ham, red and green bell peppers sautéed with onions and pickled serranos (we grow 'em and pickle 'em!),  and placed over melted cheddar on wheat bread, seared in butter.

Then she  challenged  me. My rebuttle?  A Caprese Grilled Cheese of course!

Italian Loaf or your favorite bread for consuming grilled cheese
Butter (butter, butter, butter!)
1/4 c cherry tomatoes
1-2 basil leafs
1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 slab of (fresh preffered!) mozarella
Garlic (optional)

Preheat a pan and warm some olive oil. Dice the tomatoes and chop up the basil.

Throw in the tomatoes, (you can add garlic if you want), and balsamic vinegar. Cook untile the tomatoes have softened and the vinegar thickens/reduces, add basil and let wilt. Pour into a bowl and set aside. Wipe out the pan

melt butter and put your bread on the pan. You can add a clove of garlic to infuse the butter, or not. (I like garlic). Mozzarella has a high melting point, so get that cheese on the bread, ASAP!

cook until melty, and browned.

enjoy :)

1 comment:

  1. Come to my house and make one for me!