Tuesday, January 17, 2012

"More Arugula, please" The Kick Butt Grilled Cheese (Week 3 Bonus)

I have arugula.  Yes...I have too MUCH arugula!!  With this, I came up with a snack item (probably due to the fact I am home sick and needed carbs) The Kick Butt Grilled Cheese Sandwich (your week 3 bonus item....I'm still working on the Romanesco Broccoli!)

The Kick Butt Grilled Cheese Sandwich 
Serving size: 1

2 slices of LaBrea Jalapeno Cheddar loaf
Slices of dry Jack (enough to cover one side of the bread
2 slices of beef steak tomato
1 handful of of fresh chopped arugula
Salted butter 
Smoked Paprika
Sea salt

Butter one side of the bread (both slices).  Layer the sandwich with the cheese, the arugula then the tomato.  Be certain no to overlap the tomato (you want a single layer of each).  Sprinkle the tomato with seat salt and put last piece of bread on top.  Sprinkle the top slice with smoke paprika and put the smoked paprika side down on a heated frying pan.  If you are using a double sided grilling device like a panini grill, put smoked paprika on both sides.  Grill till crispy and cheese melts.

I know....scandalous amounts of cholesterol but, well, who cares!  The mixture of the dry jack and the arugula is fabulous and the zesty bread makes the old boring grilled cheese POP!

1 comment:

  1. By the way, this wonderful, if not overly plentiful, supply of arugula came from Mao's Farm, near Easton - purchased at the Vineyard Farmer's Market.