I'm always looking for unexpected things to put between two slices of bread, so when GiggleSugar let me taste her asparagus panini the other day, I couldn't wait to create a similar concoction. The secret, she said, was truffle-infused Parmesan cheese she got at Bristol Farms, so I picked some up and put together my own version of the sammie.
Asparagus is both in season right now and good for you, and today's 'Wich of the Week combines the yummy Spring vegetable with equally bold cheese. The strong flavor combination is balanced out by cold-cut roasted chicken, wheat bread, and balsamic reduction sauce. For the recipe and step-by-step instructions, read more.
Original Recipe Ingredients 1/2 bunch fresh asparagus Directions Makes 2 sandwiches.
Truffled Grilled Cheese With Asparagus and Chicken
4 slices of wheat bread
1/4 lb. thin-sliced cold-cut roasted chicken
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
6 very thin slices of truffle-infused Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 bunch fresh asparagus
Makes 2 sandwiches.