An interesting and attention-grabbing sandwich in both looks and flavor, with roasted cranberries and jalapenos.
A Vegetarian & Cooking! original grilled cheese.
-2 slices Italian bread
-2 ounces New York white sharp cheddar
-1/4 cup roasted cranberries
-1 roasted jalapeno
To roast the cranberries and jalapenos, lightly coat them in oil and put them in a toaster oven at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes. The jalapeno skin may blacken, if so, it should peel off; remove the veins and seeds.
Grill at medium heat until cheese is melted.
First, the sandwich is clearly enticing, the vibrant red and green color from the roasted ingredients pops against the melted cheese and the just-toasted bread. The aroma of the roasted jalapeno is inviting, and contributes a back of the mouth feeling to eating it, plus the heat of the jalapeno is mellowed and manageable. The sour cranberries and salty, flavorful cheese round out each bite.