About the music: This is a daytime dish through and through. It should be made with windows and doors open, and god help me if I’m gonna have a window open and not be blasting the funk out of it. Funk, all day erry day. Thats what we are coming at you with for this recipe. What lies before you is 30 minutes of pure unadulterated funkomania, and you’re invited. Consider yourself lucky. Prison guard turned funk diva Sharon Jones starts you off with an awesome rendition of Just Dropped In. From there it’s a dance party from start to finish. Songs from folks you have most certainly never heard of, but that doesn’t make them any less funky. And some songs from people you have heard of like the Meters and Al Green. If people come in off the street asking what the funky sex sounds emanating from your house are, just say you could tell them but you’d have to kill them. Relish in the funk.
4 slices good brown bread (we got a half a loaf of Seeeded Seeduction from Whole Foods)
4-6 ounces goat cheese (Bonne Bouche from Vermont Creamery, dank)
Arugula and/or spinach for topping
For the relish:
1-3 cup dried currants
1-3 cup toasted pine nuts
1-4 cup finely chopped red onion
Balsamic vinegar to taste
salt ‘n pepa to taste
This recipe is really pretty full-proof. Super simple and it is honestly one of the most incredible sandwiches you can make. I cite this sandwich as the sole contributor to my past 2 successful sexual encounters. Put on this playlist with it and you will literately be fighting babes off of you.
Hit play and let Sharon get the party going. Pick a spatula that works the best as a microphone, and let’s cut some shit. Chop your onion and throw it in a bowl. Chop up the currants a little and throw ‘em in the same bowl. Toast your pine nuts and throw them on in there. At this point Funkaledic already has, or is currently funking up the whole kitchen. We didn’t, but if you wanted to add dried figs to this that would be cool, I guess. Add the balsamic and the salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
Turn on the broiler to high, I’m talkin’ like Fire on the Bayou high. Slice your bread and throw it in the toaster. I have found the if I just try and broil the bread with the cheese on it without toasting it, it does not reach my desired level of awesome. Now slice you goat cheese at about a centimeter thick. Lay a bed of arugula on the toasted bread and then put the sliced goat cheese on top. Put in the broiler until the cheese is melted and/or starting to brown on top. There is no real set time for this, you just have to watch it. Funk out to some Mighty Hannibal while you wait
Take the sammy out of the broiler and top with the relish. Then squeeze some honey over the top of the sandwich. The reason I put rehab as the last song of the playlist is, well, I’m not suggesting you can be addicted to a sandwich, but maybe…