Grilled cheese sandwiches are typically a wintertime comfort food, but add some summery farm-stand flavor, and this favorite sandwich adopts an easy, breezy attitude for the warmer months. I got the idea for this recipe when I scored a jar of delicious strawberry and meyer lemon marmalade from Blue Chair, which has an effervescent citrus flavor and a hint of rosiness. With fresh green pea sprouts, it transforms the grilled cheese from classic cold-weather meal into a tribute to Summer farmers markets.
If you can't find this brand of jam, try mixing a lemon or orange marmalade with traditional strawberry jam for a similar fruity flavor. The aged Irish cheddar provides a perfect salty counterpoint. To get the recipe and step-by-step photos,
- 2 slices honey wheat bread
- Butter for spreading
- 3 tablespoons strawberry-lemon marmalade
- 3-5 slices aged cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup pea sprouts
- On one side of each slice of bread, spread desired amount of butter. Place bread slices butter-side down on work surface. On the unbuttered side of each slice, spread 1 1/2 tablespoons of marmalade.
- On one slice of the bread, place enough cheddar to cover the marmalade. Top with pea sprouts. Cover with second marmalade-coated slice.
- In a skillet over medium heat, grill the sandwich for about 3-4 minutes on each side, until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted.
Makes 1 sandwich.
- Main Dishes, Sandwiches
- North American