I saw this on Pinterest, so in all honesty I really cannot take full credit for the recipe. Granted, I only saw the photo and didn’t actually look at how she made it, so it may not be exactly how that blogger intended for it to taste, but by gosh was this version delicious.
Crispy Prosciutto & Roasted Asparagus Open Face Grilled Cheese
Serve 2 (with a side salad)
- 4 slices smoked prosciutto, roasted
- 1/2 lb asparagus (approx. 12 spears), woody ends removed, roasted
- 2, 1/2-in thick slices crusty rustic bread
- 8 oz. goat cheese brie, sliced 1/4-in thick
- A couple wedges lemon, garnish and optional
Preheat oven to 400F.
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Lay the prosciutto out individually, and roast for 15 minutes – flipping half way through to ensure even crisping, and to avoid burning (do keep an eye on these though, they can burn very quickly). On the other baking sheet toss the asparagus in a little extra virgin olive oil, salt & pepper. Roast for 10 minutes – or take them out when you flip the prosciutto. When you remove the asparagus from the oven set aside on a plate, and replace the asparagus with the slices of bread topped with the goat brie evenly distributed between the two. Sprinkle some fresh ground pepper on top, and put in the oven to melt the cheese and crisp the bread. When the prosciutto is done, these will be done too.
Assemble the open face sandwich – or mush it together for a traditional style grilled cheese. I like the pop of acid from the lemon wedges.
Spring has really sprung into summer over here on the West coast of Canada. Being home on a weeknight has really become difficult as the weather and being outdoors is just begging to be enjoyed. I realize that isn’t an excuse to be neglecting my blog, however it is the simple and honest truth. My bank account can really be the witness to that – I ate out way too much last month, and am vowing to change that this month. So stay tuned for much more!
Ally Taylor is a food writer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Through her All in Moderation blog, she aims to promote a healthy gourmet lifestyle for the 9-5’er. Learn more about Ally or follow her on Twitter @allinmod or Instagram @ally_in_moderation