Friday, September 7, 2012

Smokey Grilled Cheese and Chorizo Sandwich

First off sorry that I was gone for so long, I was taking an accelerated Spanish class.  For some reason I thought that it would be a good idea to knock out a full years worth of College Spanish (30 weeks/12 credits) in only 10 weeks.  I honestly don't know what I was thinking taking the class.  I can however say that I have learned a LOT in the time that I've been gone.  99% of it is Spanish, and half of it still looks like Greek to me, but I've learned a lot!

One of the fun things I did this summer was try out a new restaurant here in town.  I had seen the restaurant many times in the past but never thought to check it out until my Profesor suggested that the class meet there for tapas after one of the many tests we've taken.  Anyways, my husband ordered a grilled cheese sandwich that had a white cheese I'd never heard of, a smokey pork chorizo and then lightly dusted with smoked paprika.  My husband was in grilled cheese heaven.

A few days later my husband asked me to go buy what he needed to make himself another one of those sandwiches.  Sadly since I have no clue what the cheese was that they used at the restaurant, he settled for Havarti cheese, which is not Spanish at all, but is still a nice mild flavored creamy cheese that melts well, he then cooked up some Mexican chorizo and placed it between the cheese. I couldn't find Spanish chorizo in my store, maybe you'll have better luck. After cooking the sandwich he then dusted it with smoked paprika.  I of course was busy in Spanish class when he made it and took a picture of it, but from what I heard it was quite good, almost as good at the real thing.

Smokey Grilled Cheese and Chorizo Sandwich

Bread (quality bread, not plain bubble bread)
Havarti cheese
smoked pepper
olive oil or butter for bread

Heat up a skillet on the stove, temperatures vary per stove, I usually use medium heat.
Butter/oil bread, place one slice of cheese on each slice of bread.
Cook chorizo in heated skillet until cooked through.
Put cooked chorizo onto one side of grilled cheese sandwich and close sandwich.
Place onto heated skillet and cook until cheese is melted and bread is browned.
Cut in half and dust with smoked paprika.
Enjoy with a Jarritos, Corona or Spanish Wine.

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