Friday, May 11, 2012

Prosciutto, Kale and Caramelized Shallot Sandwich with Garlic Goat Cheese Spread

I decided to add a little meat to the final sandwich of the week.

I really am a meatless burger and sandwich kind of gal but for some odd reason I have been dreaming of prosciutto for a few weeks now…just not really sure what flavors I wanted, how I wanted to use it and what to pair it with.  I don’t even like pork so for me to dream of smoked ham, you know something is going on in my brain.

And then along came this sandwich obsession that I have going on.  I debated on whether to add some dates; I thought about adding some fresh herbs; I couldn’t decide between goat cheese and feta cheese.  But one thing is for sure: this sandwich r.o.c.k.e.d my socks off.

The salty prosciutto starts it out on just the right note.  And then the crunchy kale comes in with the sweet caramelized shallot and then the tangy garlic and goat cheese combination.  Are you drooling yet?  I hope so.  This one is 100% droolworthy and simple and it’s a sandwich for cryin’ out loud, what is not to love, my friends?

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Prosciutto, Kale and Caramelized Shallot Sandwich with Garlic Goat Cheese Spread Recipe

Yield: 2 sandwiches

Total Time: 15 minutes

Salty and savory sandwich with a garlicky spread, sauteed kale and caramelized shallots and smoked prosciutto.


2 tsp. olive oil
2 shallots
2 clove garlic, one minced, one left whole
1 cup fresh kale, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
Salt and pepper to taste
4 slices prosciutto
4 ounces goat cheese


Heat olive oil in a medium skillet. Add the shallot and garlic to the pan and cook until caramelized and very fragrant, about 10 minutes. Remove the whole garlic clove and set aside.

Add the kale to the pan and sauté until wilted and softened. Transfer to a bowl and season with salt and pepper.

While the kale is wilting, toast four slices of bread. Meanwhile, place the goat cheese and the whole clove of garlic into the food processor and pulse until smooth.

Spread the goat cheese mixture onto both slices of bread. Add a few slices of prosciutto on top of the goat cheese, and top with the shallot/kale mixture. Top with additional slice of bread and serve.

Cassie's Notes:
Spinach would be a great alternative to the kale in this sandwich. If you don't like goat cheese, try feta or blue cheese instead.

Have you enjoyed sandwich week?  This is the first “series” of posts that I have ever done but I really enjoyed it and honestly, it was very a last-minute impromptu happening.  Would you like to see other theme weeks?  Other series posts?  If so, leave a comment and I’ll see what I can do!  PS – I love you. Thanks for being here…I know I don’t say it enough but I love each and every one of you!


34 Responses to “Prosciutto, Kale and Caramelized Shallot Sandwich with Garlic Goat Cheese Spread”

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    Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming — May 11, 2012 @ 6:17 am

    Garlic goat cheese spread sounds heavenly!

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    Carolyn — May 11, 2012 @ 6:26 am

    Wow, Cassie…now THAT is a sandwich!

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    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — May 11, 2012 @ 7:57 am

    Mmmm…I love any excuse to eat prosciutto and goat cheese. This looks amazing! I’ve loved Sandwich Week!! 🙂

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — May 11, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    What a great combination of flavors in this sandwich! I love proscuitto and healthy kale but have never had them together. No time like the present to try it!

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    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — May 11, 2012 @ 8:38 am

    I’ve been loving sandwich week!!! I vote for another one in the future 🙂 Everything about this sandwich is mouth-wateringly perfect!

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    Ryan @ Spicy Richmond — May 11, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    I’ve never been a huge fan of kale but this sounds delish! Yum! 🙂 TGIF

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — May 11, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    Prosciutto is always a good decision 🙂 I actually stood at the deli counter last night getting my husbands cold cuts for him debating whether or not to get a few slices of prosciutto just as a treat b/c I love it so much. I came home empty handed and then I see this! Torture! haha

  8. #
    Bev Weidner — May 11, 2012 @ 9:17 am

    Just stop it! But give me this sandwich first.

    No really.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — May 11, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    Amazing! This looks like a great sandwich! Loved your themed week, great job.

  10. #
    Deborah — May 11, 2012 @ 9:29 am

    I’m not a huge goat cheese fan, but everything else about this sandwich is calling to me!!

  11. #
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — May 11, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    what a way to end Sandwich Week! You’ve made me hungry every day at lunch time!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — May 11, 2012 @ 10:06 am

    I made a prosiutto and kale sammie last year sometime but it never dawned on me to add goat cheese and shallots to it- I have to go remake it now. I’m gleeking at the thought of this!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 11, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    I love that it’s been Sandwich Week around here 🙂

  14. #
    sarah — May 11, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    I dream of proscuitto on a regular basis and I’m so glad it made an appearance during sandwich week 🙂 Love the flavors in this!

  15. #
    Kathryn — May 11, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    Ooh this may be my favourite sandwich of the week! Creamy and salty and flavourful and delicious!

  16. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — May 11, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

    you definitely ended this sandwich week with an awesome one. this looks so good!! EVERYTHING on that sandwich, i’d devour!!

  17. #
    Rachel Cooks — May 11, 2012 @ 12:21 pm

    I’m drooling! Looks amazing!

  18. #
    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — May 11, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    This looks amazing Cassie! What a fabulous combination!

  19. #
    Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry — May 11, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

    That sandwich looks GREAT! I love goat cheese, and that whole sandwich basically sums up everything tasty in this world!

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    Heidi @foodiecrush — May 11, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

    And here I thought I had exhausted my obsession for grilled cheeses and you throw this one out to the www! It looks so amazing and simple, the key to it is simple. Yes! Bring on more posts like this please.

  21. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — May 11, 2012 @ 7:30 pm

    What a great sandwich! I’m a definite lover of proscuitto and caramelized shallots!

  22. #
    Holly — May 11, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

    I love prosciutto! This sandwich looks superb!

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    Baking Serendipity — May 11, 2012 @ 11:56 pm

    I’ve wanted to come to your house for lunch everyday this week! I’m not usually much of a meat-eater either, but prosciutto is definitely worth making an exception for 🙂

  24. #
    Katie {Epicurean Mom Blog} — May 12, 2012 @ 12:09 am

    Whoa! I dispise goat cheese, really dispise. Although I think this Sammie will convert me! Gorgeous photos my dear!!

  25. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 12, 2012 @ 1:49 am

    I’m thrilled about sandwich week! And I’m so glad that you went the goat cheese route. It’s my absolute favorite cheese.

  26. #
    Ramona — May 12, 2012 @ 2:58 am

    Now that is some of the most interesting lists of ingredients for a sandwich… I love the Kale! I have never thought to put fresh kale in a sandwich… what amazing idea. 🙂 You deserve a high five for this one for sure! 🙂

  27. #
    Lori — May 12, 2012 @ 6:53 am

    It’s been a great week of sandwiches, but I have to say that this is my favorite! What a great combo of ingredients. It looks amazing!

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    Cookin' Cowgirl — May 12, 2012 @ 7:38 am

    This sounds incredible, Cassie! I really love goat cheese!!

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    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — May 12, 2012 @ 7:43 am

    Cassie…this is very drool worthy! I love proscuitto and I think it pairs nicely with a lot of things. I would never have thought to use kale…but it looks fabulous! And don’t even get me started on those carmelized shallots! And I love the idea of theme weeks (wish I could post that often!)….and would love to see you do themes on the upcoming summer fruits! Have a great weekend! : )

  30. #
    Anna — May 12, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

    Longest title ever for one of the most delicious looking sandwich ever! This sounds amazing – can next week be sandwich week too??

  31. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 12, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

    Another delicious sandwich! I think you won me over with the garlic goat cheese!

  32. #
    Evi — May 16, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

    Yum! This looks absolutely amazing and delicious. Can’t wait to try it out.

  33. #
    Meghan — May 17, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

    How on earth did I miss this?? You had me at goat cheese!


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