Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Carnage du Jour - 20 May 2014 (avec Fromages du Jour!)

Well, well, well. At last we've come up with an appetizer worthy of being shared here.

The main course was a lovely beef tenderloin roast. A simple seasoning mix (salt, pepper, chipotle powder, and a bit of beau monde) all over it and then a roast in a 425F oven for a while, just until the internal temp hit 140F. A rest while finishing up some pasta with roasted vegetables and a bit of plain greek yogurt was all it took before we could slice it and enjoy.
And enjoy it we did!

Ah, but what of the appetizer, eh?

In keeping with a couple of the latest crazes, we decided to do a riff on KFC's sandwich (that one with chicken instead of bread) and hit hard the old gluten-free trend as well.
So ... grilled cheese sandwiches.

"How?" I hear you ask. Thus:
Slices of Haloumi cheese were used as the ersatz bread were arranged with a slice of American cheese between them. A grilling in a skillet added the beautiful grill / char marks to the Haloumi, and the central cheese did a nice bit of melting.

Ah, but the proof of the sandwich is in the eating, no? Yes.

What a revelation! A beautiful saltiness with a squeak that was reminiscent of fresh curds greeted each bite. There really is no need for bread in grilled sandwiches anymore - Haloumi is the new Whole Wheat. (Feel free to quote me on that.)