Grilled Cheese My Way
Tidbits & Noshy Things. I just like saying it. Because I have to admit– as much as I enjoy a good cocktail, and take my Friday duties behind the bar here at The Back Burner very seriously. It’s the pairing of a good stiff belt and something delicious that really excites me. So once in awhile I step out from behind the bar and grab an apron. Because I want you to nosh while you slosh!
I live in California. So grilling season has already begun and I’ve been experimenting with little packages of cheesy goodness that I think will make a terrific partner to lot of different tipples. Chard Wrapped Grilled Mozzarella.
The idea of cheese tucked safely inside a packet of tightly wrapped chard leaves, then tossed on the grill until the gooey mozzarella threatens to burst out of its shell and ooze onto a piece of really good grilled bread sounds really good, huh? But good recipes are more than just a good idea. Something else is missing here. Something salty enough to make you just a bit thirsty. After all, nosh implies there’s something potent to go along with that tidbit. Maybe I should add kalamata olives? Yes, I like that. You see that’s how my mind works. I like putting all the culinary pieces of the puzzle together in creative ways that make sense.
But back to my recipe. It’s still missing something (really). Something bright. How about red pepper flakes. You knew I was going to say that right? Whenever I say something is missing in a recipe, it is almost always red pepper flakes. So nosh away… GREG
Greg Henry writes the food blog Sippity Sup- Serious Fun Food, and contributes the Friday column on entertaining for The Back Burner at Key Ingredient. He’s active in the food blogging community, and a popular speaker at IFBC, Food Buzz Festival and Camp Blogaway. He’s led cooking demonstrations in Panama & Costa Rica, and has traveled as far and wide as Norway to promote culinary travel. He’s been featured in Food & Wine Magazine, Los Angeles Times, More Magazine, The Today Show Online and Saveur’s Best of the Web. Greg also co-hosts The Table Set podcast which can be downloaded on iTunes or at Homefries Podcast Network.
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