Friday, April 26, 2013

BLT {Blueberries, Leeks & Toscano}

This month the Creative Cooking Crew is at it again, this time working their magic on the BLT sandwich!  Our challenge: create a new sandwich around ingredients that start with the letters BLT but are not bacon, lettuce and tomato.



When I started brainstorming ideas, I used some Blueberry jam as my inspiration.  Of course, this wasn't just any blueberry jam, but a savory version, complete with balsamic vinegar and rosemary.  My sandwich quickly become a BLT grilled cheese...


B- blueberries (in the form of a savory blueberry jam with balsamic vinegar and rosemary)
L- leeks (sauteed in a little butter and lightly seasoned with salt and freshly ground pepper)
T- Tuscano (Tallegio or Triple Cream Brie were other top contenders)





The sweetness from the blueberry jam and sauteed Leeks were nicely balanced by  some sharp notes from Tuscano cheese.  This was one delicious sandwich!

Thanks again to Laz and Joan for hosting and be sure to check out the roundup on Lazaro Cooks next week!

19 comments:

Angela said...

Bravo. I love the fruit with leeks and the Toscano Cheese. This was a hard challenge. I thought I would see a lot of entries I would never really eat. I would eat this.

Faith said...

I love sweet and savory grilled cheese sandwiches like this! That jam sounds out of this world.

By the way, I've been thinking of you and all my friends in Boston. Sending you hugs and good thoughts.

christo AKA doggybloggy said...

I saw you posted - I came - I read - I left and then I couldnt get the sandwich out of my mind - this sounds like the perfect picnic lunch!

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

This is a great take on the jam + grilled cheese sandwiches that I love!

Joan Nova said...

Works for me! :) I'm with Christo, sounds like a good lunch!

Victoria said...

Yummy!!! I'm glad to see you on board with this really great BLT. A grilled cheese was the perfect twist here. Love it!

Michelle Collins said...

I love a good, innovative grilled cheese sandwich, and I practically live off blueberries. This is right up my alley!

Megan Ginsberg said...

Love this! So creative!

Joanne said...

I've done an apple and leek grilled cheese before but I"m loving the blueberries since they are so much juicier than apples! A great sandwich.

LaDivaCucina said...

Great combo and great idea! Did you make the jam too? I love the idea of blueberry and rosemary, this is a great sammie, Shannon.

http://platanosmangoes.com said...

This is great and refreshing. I am dying to try this.

Erica said...

Creative lady! This screams spring to me!!

Cheap Ethnic Eatz said...

Great BLT combo, hat blueberry jam sounds AMAZING. Never heard of Tuscano but will keep an eye out for it now.

vanillasugarblog said...

I would totally eat that!!

deana sidney said...

I just love grilled cheese. It's a spectacular idea with that melted tallegio and the blueberry with balsamic is perfect. One of my favorite grill marinades for chicken has blueberry and balsamic and I love the combo. You did BLT proud

Shannon Grande said...

Laura- yup, made the jam last summer (recipe is linked above)!

Jenn Kendall said...

love that savory blueberry jam! such a creative take on the challenge :)

Trix Middlekauff said...

Oh double yum to that savory blueberry jam!!! Awesome

Erica said...

This sandwich sounds delicious! What a wonderful combination of flavors!

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