Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwich
Provided by: Sam Talbot
- LIGHT YOUR FIRE. Start your grill, so it can heat up while you build your delicious sandwich.
- SEEING RED. Roast your red pepper on the grill. Simply place the pepper on the grill and keep turning it as the skin blackens. When it's entirely charred, remove the pepper and place it into a pot; then put the lid on it. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. The steam inside the pot will make the skin loose and easy to remove. Slide the skin off, cut the pepper in half, core it and take out the seeds. Then cut it into slices for your sandwich.
- BUILDING BLOCKS. It's time to construct your masterpiece. First, cut 2 slices of the sourdough bread on a diagonal. Smear goat cheese evenly on one side of one of the slices of bread. Add slices of the roasted red pepper on top of the goat cheese, so there's an even layer. Tear fresh basil leaves and layer them on top of the roasted red peppers. Close the sandwich with the second slice of bread. Liberally brush melted butter on the outside of both slices of bread, so you don't burn it.
- GET GRILLIN'! Place the sandwich on the hot grill. Keep the lid open, so you can keep a close eye on your sandwich. Once you can see the cheese melting, flip it over and grill the other side. Just make sure the butter doesn't burn the bread.
- SERVE. Once the cheese is melted and both sides of the bread are lightly toasted, remove the sandwich, cut it into halves, and serve with a side salad. Yum!