Grilled Cheese Series: Nectarine, Basil and Blue Cheese

The other night I hosted another Feastly Grilled Cheese night at Chez Moi.  I rolled out some tried and true grilled cheeses and some that were a bit of an experiment.  Here’s what was on the menu that night:

The Menu

Cocktails:
  • Roasted Cherry Sangria
  • Spicy Mango & Basil Sangria
Grilled Cheeses:

This sandwich was a shot in the dark, but it went over pretty darn well.  That being said, I think blue cheese is an absolutely foul substance, but most people seem to like it fine.

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♫ Music Pairing: Stankonia (Stanklove). ♫

Because blue cheese SMELLS, OK?  From OutKast’s beloved 2000 album Stankonia on LaFace Records (RIP).


Ingredients

  • Nectarines (ripe)
  • Blue cheese (yuck)
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Sourdough bread
  • Plenty of butter

Instructions

  1. First, the nectarines.  Slice them up, and then either grill the slices (if you have a grill) or roast them (as I did, not having a grill).  This is mostly because you want them a little bit cooked down and concentrated so that they don’t make your sandwiches watery!  And also because GRILL ALL THE THINGS.
  2. To make the blue cheese a bit more compliant, I recommend crumbling it up and mixing it with a little sour cream, half and half, or milk.  Melt it down just a little bit so that you have something that spreads.
  3. In a grill pan (or regular skillet, if you don’t care about grill marks), butter one side of each slice of bread, and grill that. Remove once bread is well grilled.
  4. Lay slice #1 grilled-side down on a baking sheet, and lay down a layer blue cheese, basil leaves, and nectarines.FullSizeRender_1
  5. Lay slice #2 grilled-side down on a baking sheet, and lay down some more cheese.  Later you’ll press the two together. See what I did there? Cheese on both sides makes the sandwich stick together nicely.
  6. Once you’ve assembled them all, put them in a 400 degree oven until cheese is melty and bread is crispy on the outside.
  7. Take them out of the oven and press slices one and two together.

 

 

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