01 February 2012

but don't you, step on my blue cheese shoes

We went to the Narrows Landing for dinner the other night.  Fantastic food and service, warm summer night, eating on the terrace.  Can't ask for much better than that eh?  Something on their menu caught my eye upon arrival, so naturally had to try it.  Blue cheese and honey bruschetta - blue cheese and honey!?  None of us were too sure how that combo was going to go down, but figured with blue cheese, how wrong can you go?  OMG - amazing!!  The two flavours complimented each other perfectly.  If I were to be poetical about it, I'd say it was like a gastronomic symphony, a veritable feast for the tastebuds. 

Last night I decided to recreate it at home, using my favourite blue - Kapiti Kikorangi.  You'll need:

4 turkish buns, ciabatta buns, or 1 ciabatta loaf
olive oil
blue cheese
honey (I used manuka)

  1. Slice buns in half, as you would for burgers (if using loaf, slice nice thick slices, probably a cm thick).  Brush with olive oil. 
  2. Grill soft, oiled side of buns until browned.  Turn and grill underside a little, but not as much as soft side. 
  3. Spread liberally with blue cheese. 
  4. Drizzle with honey (soften in microwave if needs be).  If using a strong honey, like manuka, be careful not to drown the cheese too much. 
  5. Grill for a few minutes, until cheese is bubbling and honey has started to caramalise. 
  6. Set on serving plate and allow to sit for a minute or two before serving. 
PS: Sorry I forgot to take a photo - next time! 

1 comment:

  1. That sounds seriously incredible. I love sweet things with cheese, it's one of those strange things that just works perfectly. Will remember this next time I get my hands on some blue cheese.