Spooky Tomato Bisque


Special Equipment: Scale, Chef Knife, Pot, Microplane, Peeler, Frying Pan, Ghost Cookie Cutter
Serves: 2
Level: Easy

Tomato Bisque
yield: 5 Cup

Ingredients

1 1/2 tablespoon | 15g Neutral Oil
1 each | 160g Red Onion, small diced
1/2 each | 80g Carrot, sliced into moons
2 Stalk | 80g Celery, small diced
3 each | 15g Garlic Cloves, sliced
14oz | 463g Crushed tomatoes
2 Cup | 480g Chicken Stock
1 Each | 2g Thyme, sprig
1 Each | 2g Rosemary, sprig
1/2 Cup 125g Heavy Cream
Black Pepper & Kosher Salt to taste

Method
  1. In a pot over medium heat, add oil.
  2. Add in the onions, carrots, & celery.
  3. Once translucent, add in garlic.
  4. Add crushed tomatoes & cook for 3 minutes. Allowing the tomato to caramelize while moving around.
  5. Deglaze with chicken stock & add sprig of thyme.
  6. Bring to a boil, & reduce to a low simmer for 10-15 minutes covered.
  7. Pour in heavy cream, add rosemary, & cook for 3 minutes.
  8. Pull out thyme, & rosemary.
  9. Season with fresh ground black pepper & salt to taste.

Grilled Cheese
yield: 2 Sandwiches

Ingredients

4 slices of Brioche Bread or bread of choice
2.8 Oz | 80g Unsalted Butter, room temp
2 teaspoon | 8g Harissa
2oz | 50g Gruyère Cheese, peeled
4oz | 115g Parmesan, whole


Method
  1. Heat pan to a medium low temperature.
  2. Spread butter onto both sides of bread on all 4 slices.
  3. Place bread into the pan, & lightly toast each side.
  4. Spread harissa on two slices of bread.
  5. Place 1 Oz of peeled gruyere cheese on top of the harissa spread.
  6. Using a microplane, grate 1 Oz parmesan on top of the gruyere
  7. Place toasted bread on top.
  8. Grate parmesan cheese directly into the pan to create a layer of cheese that fills the majority of the pan.
  9. Add the sandwich on top of grated parmesan cheese.
  10. Grate more parmesan cheese on top of the sandwich & cover with a lid.
  11. When the bottom layer of parmesan is crispy, flip sandwich over.
  12. Allow the new layer of parmesan to get crispy then place the grilled cheese on a cutting board.
  13. Using a ghostly or halloween themed cookie cutter punch out the center of the grilled cheese & serve warm.

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