Uses from Broad Wing Farm Share: Scallions
Shopping List: Loaf of your favorite crusty bread, 1 lb. Fontina Cheese, ½ lb. Feta Cheese, 1 block plain cream cheese, 1 large red bell pepper, slivered almonds, 2 lemons for juice, chili flake, sweet cream butter
Special Equipment: BBQ, Mixer, Food Processor or Blender
8-10 Scallions | Ends trimmedRed Bell Pepper | Toss both of the above very lightly in olive oil1 cup slivered almonds | Well toastedFeta | crumbleCream Cheese | Room temperatureLemon | juice of 1Bread | slicedButter | room temperatureSalt & pinch Chili Flake |
Heat BBQ to very hot.
Put bell pepper above hottest part of coals, green onions around the cooler areas. Allow green onions to char, remove from heat when charred & cooked, set aside. Allow pepper skin to char until evenly black on all sides. Immediately remove from heat seal in a Tupperware style container or in a ziplock bag. Set aside. Allow BBQ to cool.
Chop all green onions into small pieces with a very sharp knife, set aside
Grate Fontina Cheese, set aside
In mixer bowl: Cream cheese, crumbled feta, charred green onions, lemon juice, chili flake. Blend with paddle attachment on low until thoroughly mixed, but still very chunky.
Remove pepper from container & slide the charred skins off the pepper. Remove & discard top & seeds with fingers. If white inner webbing of the pepper remains when seeds are removed, scrape them off with a small knife & discard. Put pepper, almonds, & a tbsp of olive oil in food processor or blender & blend until very smooth. Add salt & pepper, blend again, taste & adjust seasoning as needed.
Heat BBQ again to medium.
Spread butter on one slice of bread. Put butter side down onto a medium sized piece of foil. Pile grated cheese on top of bread slice. Spread 2nd piece of bread with Feta Cheese mix & put on top of grated cheese, carefully spreading butter on the top half of bread & wrapping sandwich entirely with foil. Repeat, making as many sandwiches as necessary.
Put foil packets on BBQ, but don’t go far, they will cook fast! You will feel the bread beginning to toast, you’ll hear the butter sizzle, flip & repeat so both sides are toasted.
To prepare for eating, put a healthy dollop of the red pepper mix on as many plates as are people. Carefully open foil & cut sandwiches in half. Dunk sandwich into spread & enjoy with gusto!!
Pro Tip: Add some shredded roast chicken to this sandwich if you want some protein! Position chicken on top of grated Fontina cheese & prepare as described above. It is delicious!