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Monday, April 4, 2016

Out of the Blue


This grilled cheese is featuring a lovely blueberry stilton we purchased from the specialty cheese section of the grocery store. This cheese helped bolster a cheese plate we created for a party and it seemed to be a hit. We thought it would be perfect in a grilled cheese.

A Vegetarian & Cooking original.

Ingredients: 
-4 slices multi-grain bread
-2-3 ounces blueberry stilton, thinly sliced
-2 ounces nuefchatel cheese
-butter
-1 cup frozen blueberries
-3 tablespoons of red wine

First, make the blueberry sauce by reducing the frozen blueberries and the red wine in a small saucepan. You'll want to heat the blueberries for 10-15 minutes or until they've softened and created a bit of a syrup around themselves. Smash the remaining whole berries lightly with a fork.

To make the grilled cheese, spread the nuefchatel cheese on the inside of your sandwiches and then add the thinly sliced blueberry stilton. Put the pieces of bread together to form a sandwich and lightly butter the outside of each. Grill in a saute pan until both sides of the sandwich are golden brown and the cheese is nice and melted.






This turned out really nicely. The nuefchatel helps to create a nice melt inside of the grilled cheese, if you'd prefer to use cream cheese that's perfectly fine, when I'm making heavy recipes I like to cut calorie corners wherever possible and the nuefchatel cheese is a lot lighter than cream cheese. The red wine blueberry syrup is nice and acidic paired with the lightness of the cheese on the inside of the sandwich. 

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