Broccolini Grilled Cheese with White Cheddar and Pepperoncini
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Ingredients & Equipment
What we send
- 6 ouncesbroccolini
- 1/4 pintgrape tomatoes
- 1/4 cupsliced pepperoncini
- 4 slicessourdough bread
- 2 packetsmayonnaise
- 2 ouncesshredded white Cheddar cheese
- 1 tablespoonsherry vinegar
- 1 packetDijon mustard
- 1/2 ouncehoney
- 4 ouncesmixed lettuces
What You’ll Need
- olive oil
- kosher salt
- black pepper
- 12" large nonstick pan
- 10” medium heavy pan or large plate
Rinse all produce. Trim and discard woody bottoms of broccolini, then cut crosswise into ¼-inch pieces. Halve tomatoes. Peel shallot, halve, and thinly slice.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add pepperoncini, broccolini, shallot, ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper as desired. Cook, stirring occasionally, until broccolini is tender and lightly browned, 3-4 minutes. Transfer vegetables to a medium bowl and set aside. Wipe pan clean and reserve, off heat, for Step 4.
Assemble grilled cheese
Arrange bread slices on a clean, dry surface. Spread ½ packet mayonnaise over 1 side of each bread slice, then flip. Sprinkle half of white Cheddar over plain sides of 2 bread slices, then top with sautéed vegetables and remaining white Cheddar. Finish with remaining bread slices, mayonnaise-side up, pressing lightly.
Cook grilled cheese
Place pan from vegetables over medium heat. Carefully hover your hand a few inches away from the pan—when you can easily feel heat, add sandwiches. Place a medium heavy pan or large plate on top and cook until bread is golden and cheese is melted, 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to cutting board.
While sandwiches cook, in a large bowl, whisk together sherry vinegar, mustard, ½ packet honey, ¼ teaspoon salt, and pepper as desired. Whisking continuously, slowly add 2 tablespoons olive oil until fully combined. Pat mixed lettuces dry with paper towel, then add to bowl with dressing, along with tomatoes, waiting to toss until ready to serve. Use remaining honey to sweeten a cup of tea.
Plate broccolini grilled cheese
Halve broccolini grilled cheese sandwiches on a diagonal and divide between serving plates. Toss salad, add to plates, and dig in!