I swear, I cannot be left alone in the "International" area of the supermarket. More often than not, I end up buying overpriced imported AMAZING things.
On this week's trip, it was guava paste in a big, awkward, flat can. While at was still at the supermarket, I thought, "hmm, the logical most delicious pairing to this is of course cheese." But not just any cheese, I had my eye on this creamy unaged asiago and yep, ended up buying the guava, the cheese and of course, baguette to put it all on :)
So I present my guava asiago melt.
I'm so predictable with my sweet and salty am I not?! I can't get enough!
Anyway, I thought the sandwich needed something crunchy, so I went for apples. I think celery might work pretty well too!
Guava asiago melt
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Total time: 10 min
1/4 baguette, cut in half
1 oz guava paste
1 oz asiago cheese (or any salty cheese that will melt well)
1/4 apple (any kind), sliced thin
1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
Toast on the griddle over medium low heat until crunchy on both sides and the cheese is melted, about 3 minutes each side. Be careful not to "over-toast" (read: burn) the baguette like me.
This thing is really delicious! The nuttiness of the butter with the crunch of the apple are amazing, and the sweetness of the guava with the saltiness of the cheese is even better. I love contrasting flavors in food, let me know if you try this :)