Are you a fan of grilled cheese? How about blueberries? Have you ever had them together?
As a kid, grilled cheese sandwiches were a household staple. I liked putting things on them, like apple and tomato slices. I even liked it when the corners got burnt, adding a crispy bit of charcoal flavor. As an adult, I was delighted to discover more sophisticated takes on the grilled cheese, from bacon melts on herb-dusted sourdough to jalapeno-and-apricot specials. A food blogger find, Jen of Lorimer Street Kitchen, takes the specialty grilled cheese to a whole other level. Blueberries and basil get shredded together in the food processor, mixed with a few shallot rounds and a little vinegar for tang. Add not one but two slabs of cheese for a gourmet treat that oozes with sophistication. (Halve the recipe below if you only want one sandwich.) The filling does tend to spill out, so eat it with a spoon nearby. This sandwich is perfect for a day when you’re craving something sweet and rich, but not too time-consuming. Ooey, gooey, and oh so worth it.
Blueberry Basil Grilled Cheese
Recipe from Jen of Lorimer Street Kitchen[sc:shn-ad3]
2 tsp coconut oil
1 shallot, thinly sliced
6 oz fresh blueberries
¼ cup fresh basil leaves
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
4 slices sourdough bread
4 slices provolone or swiss cheese