Saturday, February 13, 2010

Grilled Gorgonzola and Fig Jam Sandwiches

Love is in the air this weekend with Valentines Day being celebrated around the world tomorrow. Whether you choose to create an intimate dinner at home for your loved one or celebrate by dining at your favorite restaurant, being with the one you love is the most important thing.

A typical Friday night is wine night at our house. Charles and I are tired from the long work week and just want to be with one another, unwind, enjoy a great bottle of wine, watch a few shows that are on tivo and have appetizers. To kick off the Valentine’s Day weekend, I created these divine little appetizers for us to enjoy with a bottle of 2002 Del Dotto CabernetDel Dotto is a spectacular winery in Napa Valley that I highly recommend visiting.  There is a great 90 minute tour available where you are able to barrel taste and reservations are highly encouraged.

These appetizers are great anytime of the year, just choose an appropriate shape. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Grilled Gorgonzola and Fig Jam Sandwiches

Hearty white sandwich bread
Fig Jam
Gorgonzola Cheese Crumbled

Use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut shapes from the bread. Spread one side of each cut out with butter. Use room temp butter to make it easy to spread. Spread the unbuttered side of half of the bread cut outs with fig jam. Top preserves with the crumbled gorgonzola cheese. Top remaining bread slice, and butter the top.

Grill on a large skillet or stove top griddle on medium heat, turning once, until the cheese melts and the bread is golden brown on each side. Garnish with a dollop of fig jam and a pinch of finely diced chives.

1 comment:

  1. Oh how I love Gorgonzola and have yet to try it on a grilled sandwich. What a great idea and they are so cute!


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