i went to the wednesday portland farmer's market in downtown this morning and picked up some fresh figs among a few other things. by the time i got home, i was starving. so, i pulled out some left over gorgonzola from the stuffed pork loin i made the other day decided to make a grilled cheese.
grilled gorgonzola cheese and fig sandwich:
1 fresh fig, sliced
a little red onion, sliced
crumbled gorgonzola cheese
sliced sourdough from grand central bakery
sliced red onion
dressing-olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to taste
heat the pan up medium heat and throw some butter in (or you can spread the butter on the outside slice of bread if you like). sprinkle some cheese down, lay the slices of fig on top, then the red onion, then some more cheese. place the buttered (outside) slice bread on top, then flip when golden brown.
i served it with a side salad, oil and balsamic vinegar dressing. i especially like using balsamic in this case because we classsically think of figs and balsamic going together. i just like dipping the melty cheese/fig sandwich in the balsamic dressing that's floating around on the plate. yum.