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Grilled Cheese (Smoked Mozzarella And Basil Pesto)

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Nutrition per serving    (USDA % daily values)
CAL
1600
FAT
365%
CHOL
49%
SOD
116%

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Ingredients for 2 servings

4 slices white sandwich bread

4 slices smoked mozzarella

1 garlic clove

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Freshly ground black pepper

2 cups fresh basil

1 cup fresh Italian parsley

1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano

1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted

3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation

1.

To make pesto combine pesto ingredients in a food processor and pulse until well combined but still has a rough texture. Assemble sandwich by smearing insides of bread slices with pesto

2.

Arrange a layer of mozzarella and season with a few turns of fresh pepper

3.

Layer the mozzarella slices over the top and then place the bread over to make the sandwich

4.

Set a large sauté pan over medium heat and add butter

5.

Add sandwich and cook 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown and crispy

6.

Remove from pan and rub toasted bread with garlic.

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Tyler Florence

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