The classic grilled cheese sandwich is now one of the biggest trends in cooking and enjoying an incredible resurgence in popularity. Top bloggers are reporting that grilled cheese sandwiches are one of the top food trends to watch out for - many have even said grilled cheese is the new burger. These recipes are fabulous: they begin with the comfort food feel of the grilled cheese which we all love and then make them incredibly versatile - they can be posh, everyday, simple, gourmet, seasonal. And the recipes aren't limited to just lunch or dinner. There are recipes for snacks, appetizers and even desserts. Perfect for the home cook who wants tasty, healthy, economical meals featuring fresh ingredients. There's a sandwich for every occasion and most are really familyfriendly: - Breakfast/Brunch recipes such as Stuffed Nutella French Toast, Grilled Smoked Salmon. - Appetizers such as Caprese Panini, Grilled Cheese Bruschetta. - Lightened-Up and Healthy fresh ingredients, lighter cheeses and healthy breads including gluten-free to create lightened-up grilled cheese sandwiches. - Meatless filled with favourite vegetables, herbs and cheese. - Beef up your favourite grilled cheese. - Bacon, ham, pork and prosciutto recreate the classic grilled cheese. - New and creative ways to use chicken and turkey. - Seafood: Grilled Salmon and Gruyere, and Shrimp Avocado Grilled Cheese. - Condiments from aioli to Mango Chutney. - Desserts: Chocolate, fruits and cheese create decadent dessert sandwiches. Best of all, grilled cheese sandwiches are so simple they're also perfect for college students, beginner cooks and even for kids who want to help in the kitchen. So whether you like to enjoy your sandwich with soup in the winter or with seasonal summer produce, these classic and new recipes fit the bill.
AUTHOR: Alison Lewis is a nationally known recipe developer, television and social media food spokesperson and consultant, mum food blogger, food educator, food photographer/stylist and nutritionist.