Monday, November 02, 2009

Curry Toast - A Penzey's Inspired Meatless Meal

As I have posted recently, I am open to recipes wherever they come from. I particularly love to look in unexpected places for inspiration and recently my inspiration came from a Penzey's Spice catalog. Penzey's is an incredible purveyor of spices, but their catalogs, website and, and magazine, Penzey's One, are all great sources for unique and delicious recipes. So far I haven't made one recipe from them that hasn't been extraordinary, and this one is no exception. As a bonus this dish, Curry Toast, is  a quick and easy dinner for those busy nights you get stuck at the office- Add a salad or  some fruit and you have a balance meal in minutes. It also uses fairly cheap ingredients making it perfect for a family on a budget.

I used the recipe in the Penzey's catalog and made some adjustments based on what I had on hand, and every time I have made it it is a bit different based on the cheeses I use. As easy as a grilled cheese sandwich, but better!

Curry Toast

1 package (6 ) English muffins
5 tbsp butter
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (Monterey Jack also works well)
1 cup shredded swiss cheese
1/4-1/3 cup mayonnaise (I used light with great results)
1 bunch green onions chopped (including the green parts)
1 tsp sweet or hot curry powder (your choice, but use Penzey's of course)
1-2 garden tomatoes

Split and toast the muffins, then butter and place on cookie sheet. Mix the cheeses, green onions curry powder and mayonnaise gently until well-combined. Slice the tomatoes in uniform slices and dry off with paper towels,placing a tomato slice on each muffin. Cover the tomato slices with the cheese mixture and broil for 4-8 minutes until brown and bubbly. Now try not to eat all 12 yourself!!


Chelsearyn said...

I was just browsing around the cooking blogs and this recipe looked so appealing to me! I'm definitely going to have to make that sometime this week! Thaks for the great recipies!

Deborah Dowd said...

Chelsearyn- Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will keep coming back- and definitely give the recipe a try-it will become a favorite!

MaryMoh said...

I really love the topping on the muffin. Looks very delicious...mmm. I'm not a cheese fan but this just looks so good

Deborah Dowd said...

MaryMoh-It is really delicious, and an easy and inexpensive dish!

Ellen said...

Ha, that very recipe has a sticky on it in my catalog and is on my menu this week! Glad to hear it's so good. I've enjoyed the Penzey's recipes I've tried so far too and am looking forward to this one.

Deborah Dowd said...

Ellen- I'll be surprised if you don't love it! And thanks for stopping by!

Glenna said...

Mmmm..curry toast--it looks wonderful!

Hannah said...

Always happy to see more people cooking veggie, even for just a meal! :)

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Deborah Dowd said...

Glenna- This is a great dish for those nights you come home and need something light quick and healthy!
Hannah- Actually, we do a meatless meal at least once a week- a holdover from the Catholic no-meat Friday's my husband had as a child!

Deborah Dowd said...

Interior Design Ideas- Thanks for the good words- I sometimes feel I am all over the place but food and family are the thread that goes through all my posts!