a very adult grilled cheese..I followed the recipe exactly except I sprinkle garlic powder on the out side of the bread I served with the strawberry basil salad from the same issue. one change i would make is adding some salt and pepper to the tomato
Grilled Tomato and Brie Sandwiches
fairydragonstar Posted: 06/02/09
naplesjulie Posted: 06/01/09
Loved this with blue brie and and a lttle bacon!
Jessie123 Posted: 06/02/09
It's hard to go wrong with Brie and I really enjoyed the sandwich there was just no wow factor.
nevacation Posted: 08/12/09
This was delicious! I used sourdough bread and plain dijon mustard. Instead of the olive oil I sprayed the bread with olive oil non-stick spray and sprinkled garlic powder like a previous reader mentioned. I also seasoned the tomatoes with salt and pepper. In the panini press, done. Awesome!!!!!
Monica3 Posted: 06/23/09
Yummy! To paraphrase a previous reviewer, the grilled cheese has grown up. I followed the recipe exactly; it came together quickly; and it tasted delicious. I would not serve this at a formal gathering (hence the four stars), but I am already planning to invite my mom and her best friend for a relaxed dinner featuring these sandwiches.
skspillman Posted: 05/28/09
I used light brie--next time I think I will use regular as the light didn't seem to melt very well. I also will use a bit more mustard next time.
guinness4029 Posted: 08/12/09
Yum! This was good. Husband added half a chicken breast to each sandwich. That was the only change he made The next morning I also had one (wo chicken) for breakfast. I followed exactly.
elishapisha Posted: 06/16/09
This was delicious. I used an Italian cheese called robiola due latti instead of Brie, but they're very similar in texture and taste (the robiola is maybe a bit more tangy, you can find it at Whole Foods). I also used regular full-grown spinach from my farm share. Yum!
TheRealKatie Posted: 06/03/09
This sandwich was totally bland until I added sliced jalapenos and spicy olives. The brie is so rich and creamy that it needs something with a little spice/pizzazz to cut that richness, otherwise it's just boring. To get the brie to melt, I cooked it on a very low heat. With olives and jalapenos, it gets four stars; as written, it gets three stars.
Kristina6674 Posted: 09/22/11
Using good ingredients is definitely key to bringing out the flavors in what could easily be a bland sandwich. I used fresh garlic and a good quality French brie (make sure it's slightly soft, a.i. ripe). A very easy dinner, and a great way to use up ripe tomatoes from the garden (I removed the seeds to keep the bread from getting soggy). Delicious!
KaraMS Posted: 02/18/12
xswl12 Posted: 05/11/12
If you slice the tomatoes and then marinade them in a mixture containing some olive oil, a little balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, oregano and a chopped up clove of garlic for a few minutes, it adds so much flavor to the sandwich. Also, after the sandwich is cooked, cut a clove of garlic in half and rub the side that was cut on both pieces of bread. It makes a big difference. I also skipped the dijon because the bread and tomatoes added enough flavor. Try the sandwich this way, it's amazing.
LynDellG Posted: 02/03/14
This sandwich was so easy to make. I modified it to reduce the calorie count somewhat, but it was just as wonderful. My version was made with Arnolds sandwich rounds (100 calories) and instead of the olive oil, I used 1/2 Tblsp of I can't believe it's not Butter Light on the outside of the bread before grilling it. 1 oz of Brie, 1/2 slice of grilled turkey bacon, lettuce, tomato and a Vidalia onion slice. I used grey poupon course mustard in my husbands sandwich and none in mine since I don't care for that. I did use salt and pepper on the tomatoes which also added to the flavor of the sandwich. He loved the mustard. I loved the sandwich without. We paired this with a crunch slaw recipe that I make from Cooking Light magazine and it made a wonderful lunch.