Sunday, May 1, 2011
Gouda Arugula Grilled Cheese
A few weeks ago, we received a LOVELY bunch of arugula in our CSA box, and I've been eating it in salads and on sandwiches left and right. Yum.
On a recent trip to Costco, I sampled some fantastic Dutch gouda, and of course, had to have it! What a fantastic cheese. What would I do without the sample ladies at Costco? The only reason to consider braving the crowds on a Saturday.
Meet the marriage of arugula and gouda. The flavors play off of each other wonderfully, with a mellow yet flavorful burst of deliciousness.
I've always just used a very thin layer of mayo on the inside of the bread, but recently, K introduced me to a horseradish dijon that adds great flavor to grilled cheese.
When you've achieved the color and goo level you prefer, remove from heat, cut in half and serve. Doesn't this look tasty?
It was! Lucy the dog was hovering the entire time, hoping for dropped cheese or leftovers. She really could make a career of being cute. Such is the life of a pampered pet -- she got a slice of gouda! :D
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