• Crab and Pesto Grilled Cheese

    Date: 2012.01.23 | Category: recipes | Tags: ,,,

    Holy cow.  I’ve stumbled upon another winner.  Thank you Pinterest, apparently you’ve turned me into a cooking blog!

    So I’ve got some leftover pesto and was cruising Pinterest the other day looking for ideas of how to use it when I saw this recipe for crab and pesto grilled cheese sandwiches.  I knew that I had a can of crab in the pantry and I had picked up a loaf of sourdough and a loaf of this yummy olive bread, so all I had to buy was the cream cheese.  These turned out fantastic.  The only change I would make to the way I made them tonight is that I would double the crab and decrease the pesto since the pesto flavor is pretty strong and overpowered the other flavors.  Here’s the recipe the way I will make them next time…

    Crab and Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

    6 oz cream cheese
    1/4 cup pesto
    12 oz canned crab
    10 slices cheddar or colby jack cheese
    10 slices sourdough or artisan bread

    Mix cream cheese, pesto and crab.  Butter two slices of bread and  place butter side down in a skillet to lightly brown.  Add some more butter to the skillet and flip both slices of bread.  Add a slice of cheese to each slice of bread and top with a hearty layer of cream cheese mixture.  Close sandwich and continue cooking until cheese is melted and bread is lightly toasted.  Remove from heat and slice in half before serving.

    Makes 5 sandwiches.