Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Recipe of the Week: Asian Pear and Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I hope that wherever you're reading this, your toes are warm, and you are cozy and comfortable. It has been a weird spring in Indiana so far, with lots of rain, a record-breaking flood, and even a couple of days of snow! Today, we're not even sure the sun will make it out from behind the thick clouds! We thought hard about a suitable recipe for a day like this and found a great one: grilled cheese sandwich! And not just the boring old sandwich that we all know and grew up with ... Asian pear and smoked gouda grilled cheese! You can see the original recipe on this website.

The sweet and juicy Asian pear is a perfect match for the smoky, creamy flavor of the gouda. Pair it with some English muffin bread and a bowl of Egyptian tomato soup, and both your day and your spirits will instantly perk up!

1 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
2 slices of English muffin bread
2 slices of smoked gouda
thinly sliced Asian pear

Heat cast iron skillet over medium low heat.
Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.
When skillet is warm, add bread buttered side down, and top with 1 slice of cheese, some slices of pear, and the other remaining slice of cheese and second slice of bread, buttered side up.
Cook until bread is toasted and cheese is melted; about 6 minutes per side.

Pair your grilled cheese sandwich with this incredible Egyptian tomato soup. The tartness of the soup makes it a perfect match!



Nixon K said...

I couldn't stop thinking about the sandwich -- finally went out to get Asian pear today. Next Gouda and Bread. This will be tomorrow's lunch!

Mindy said...

yay! so glad! hope you like it. i thought the sweet and savory combo was just great! :)

Nixon K said...

Had it for lunch on Friday and Monday -- it was delicious! And, so easy! Thanks!

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