We don't know about you friends but we've had one heck of a busy week! Between work, personal, and social commitments schedules can get out of control. When this happens we find that we may skip on other very important things like eating well, physical activity, and/or sleep. Though skimping on self-care routines usually makes hectic times more stressful and difficult to deal with. That's why our recipe this week is a healthier version of comfort food that can be prepared in under 15 minutes. Instead of a traditional grilled cheese, we've packed this recipe with mushrooms and greens for a more complete meal. Depending on the bread used this may be a very large sandwich that can be shared for two or saved for another rushed moment. If you can't find trumpet mushrooms don't stress! Any thinly sliced mushroom will work. We had fun shopping at the Golden Pacific Market in Edgewater last weekend and found this beautiful mushroom variety there - we hear they carry these year round! So let's get straight to the recipe this week...
Trumpet Mushroom Grilled Cheese
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 large sandwich
3-4 oz trumpet mushrooms, sliced ~1/4" thick
1 tsp butter (we used Kerrygold unsalted butter)
sprinkle of salt and pepper
2 slices of thick crusty bread
Sautéed trumpet mushrooms
1/2 cup watercress or green of your choice
2 oz Havarti cheese
1 oz Gruyere cheese
1 tsp stone ground mustard
2 tsp butter
In a medium pan melt 1 tsp butter then add sliced mushrooms. Sprinkle mushrooms with salt and pepper and sauté for 2 minutes per side until mushrooms have golden edges then remove from the heat and set aside. Butter each side of bread with 1 tsp butter. Layer inside of bread with cheese, sautéed mushrooms, greens, and mustard. Place the other slice of bread on top with the butter side facing up and cook on a cast iron griddle or in a cast iron pan on medium heat for 4-5 minutes, flipping sandwich half way through cooking time. If the cheese needs help melting, cover the sandwich with a lid over the pan or another pan upside down over the griddle creating a dome for the last 2 minutes of cooking. Cut sandwich in half, serve warm, and enjoy! If saving half for later this does reheat well at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes.
Unbelievably satisfying and so comforting during a hectic week. Taking those extra few minutes to prepare and sit down to a home cooked plate is worth it. We love our grilled cheese paired with a good IPA but beverage choice is up to you! After this, some rest and then back to the business, but right now, we eat.
Jess and Cecelia
Jess and Cecelia welcome you to our kitchen. We are fun-loving and passionate foodies working to make the world a healthier, happier place one plant based recipe at a time.