Sea Brieze Grilled Cheese

Well, we didn’t win this year, but you can be sure we will be entering again next year! Watching the competition posting taught me a bit about the picture making a huge difference. Enjoy the recipe oyster lovers! oh, and mark your calendar to check for the contest here and on the Grilled Cheese Academy website.Sea Brieze Grilled Cheese

Imagined this grilled cheese delight during a conversation with my daughter about eating raw oysters. It brought back memories of my Mom’s Oyster Chowder and got me thinking of making one of my favorites, a tuna melt. Then Oysters Rockefeller popped into my head and I thought, why not oysters instead of tuna in a grilled cheese and this sandwich was born. Crispy, crunchy and a bit of tang on the outside from the Parmesan, great gobs of gooeyness on the inside with the distinct saltiness only oysters can bring to the plate; and the crisp freshness of the raw watercress make this a perfect sandwich.

Sea Brieze Grilled Cheese
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Crisp briny and cheesy goodness all wrapped up in whole-grain bread and grilled to perfection.
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Sea Brieze Grilled Cheese
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Crisp briny and cheesy goodness all wrapped up in whole-grain bread and grilled to perfection.
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 6 whole oyster
  • 4 oz brie
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 4 oz watercress
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 tbsp shallot minced
  • 2 tbsp flat leave parsley chopped
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 2 slices whole grain bread
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Instructions
  1. Shuck all of the oysters and reserve the liqueur.
  2. In a small saute pan, heat up 1 tbsp. of the butter until it just starts to froth. Add the shallot and garlic and cook over a medium heat until just fragrant.
  3. Add the oyster liqueur, white wine and parsley and bring up to a slow simmer. Toss in the oysters and cook them until the edges start to curl slightly.
  4. Remove the oysters and simmer the liquid, reducing to about half or when it starts to thicken up.
  5. Remove from the heat and return the oysters to the pan and add the pepper. Set aside while preparing the bread and cheese for the sandwich.
  6. Very lightly butter one side of both slices of bread and sprinkle the Parmesan on the buttered side and press it gently so it sticks to the bread.
  7. Preheat a large frying pan over a medium low heat, (we don't want to burn the bread!) Place both slices, butter/parmesan side down in the pan.
  8. Slice and add 1/2 of the brie to each slice. Once the bread starts to brown slightly, cover the pan to help get the cheese nice and hot and gooey. Once the cheese is well melted, remove the bread to your work surface.
  9. Add the oysters, one at a time to one slice of the bread. Enough of the sauce will stick to them to bring all that flavor to the sandwich. (You can add some of the leftover sauce if you like but it might bring some extra saltiness to the sandwich. I prefer to leave it off.)
  10. Add all of the watercress on top of the oysters and place the second slice of bread with the cheese inside to complete the Sea Brieze.
  11. Compress slightly with your hand when cutting the sandwich, place on a plate and get ready for the best tasting sandwich you have ever had! Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Sea Brieze Grilled Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 907 Calories from Fat 594
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 66g 102%
Saturated Fat 40g 200%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 18g
Cholesterol 203mg 68%
Sodium 1387mg 58%
Potassium 872mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 5g
Protein 44g 88%
Vitamin A 186%
Vitamin C 146%
Calcium 70%
Iron 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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