Last week I had the opportunity to attend an opening party at Joey Don Mills grill and lounge. Joey is a restaurant from the west coast and now they have a location at the Shops at Don Mills here in Toronto. The menu at Joey Don Mills certainly caught my attention with items such as the ahi tuna tacos, lobster grilled cheese sandwich, butter chicken and penang prawn curry. Chef Chris Mills who appeared on the Japanese version of the Iron Chef created the culturally diverse menu. While at the party I got to sample several of the dishes and they were all good! The two that stood out were the penang prawn curry and lobster grilled cheese sandwich. I have made penang prawn curry before and it is certainly among my favorite dishes! Trying the curry at Joey simply wet my appetite and I whipped up a batch this weekend including making my own penang curry paste from scratch.
If you are interested, I took some photos at the event and posted them to a gallery on flicker: Joey Don Mills Opening Gallery Some interesting thing that they had includes an ice bar for the stella and an enomatic wine dispenser so that every glass of wine is perfectly fresh.
Of course the lobster grilled cheese sandwich was pure decadence! With its perfectly crisp and golden brown crust and its warm an gooey, melted cheesy, lobster filled center… I just had to try making it at home and luckily Chef Chris Mills provided us with the recipe. The recipe for the filling reminds me of a lobster salad and it contains brie for a second cheese and one that will melt really well. How can you go wrong with lobster, mayo, and melted cheesy goodness? This grilled cheese sandwich was so stuffed with cheesy filling that it came out while I was grilling it and the cheese that came out fried, caramelized and stuck to the edges of the bread. (That melted cheese that oozes out and fries and sticks to the edges of the bread is always my favorite part of grilled cheese sandwiches!) The lobster grilled cheese sandwich was so good! If only lobster wasn’t so expensive I could make these more often. A crab version should also be good.
Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- 1 pound lobster (cooked, shelled and diced)
- 1/4 pound brie (diced)
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon tarragon (chopped)
- 2 green onions (sliced)
- 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
- 1 clove garlic (chopped)
- 1/2 lemon (juice)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 8 slices bread
- 4 slices cheddar cheese
- salted butter (room temperature)
- Mix the lobster, brie, mayo, tarragon, green onions, grainy mustard, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Butter one side of each slice of bread and assemble sandwiches with the buttered sides of the bread facing out and fill with a slice of cheese and a quarter of the lobster mixture.
- Grill until the bread is golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted on the inside.
now THAT is a grilled cheese! You should try Ina Garten's lobster mac n'cheese!
yummy,yummy,yummy as always dear Kevin!! I want one now! gloria
Oh my! I WISH I had this sandwich right now!
This looks like a reason to splurge on lobster! This sandwich looks so fantastic.
The Glossy Editor says
tried lobster pizza on the weekend at muvbox in montreal… i recommend it! yum:)
Darn it. We had grilled cheese tonight. I wish I saw this post before dinner. It looks wonderful. I am bookmarking this recipe.
I mean grilled cheese is good enough by itself. Can't imagine how good it'd be with lobster. Tasty as always Kev!
There you have it deliciousness between some bread. Yummy.
Wow – this looks spectacular! It reminds me of my favorite food, lobster mac 'n cheese! Yum.
I don't know if I have the guts to put expensive lobster in a grilled cheese sandwich but it looks amaaaaaazing!
Now this is kicking the grilled cheese up a notch. Love it!!!
I think I just drooled on my keyboard…wow
Kevin, you came back with a great recipe…thanks
This is really Yummilicous!!
WOW Kevin you have taken grilled cheese to a true gourmet level!!!! I cant wait to try this it looks amazing!!! Im sending this recipe to my folks, they freeze a ton of Atlantic Lobster every year! Thanks! 🙂
Lobster and grilled cheese isn't something you hear in the same sentence every day. Mouth watering. If I can ever afford lobster, I will surely try this!
La Table De Nana says
The top of the grilled cheese ladder!
It just takes sandwiches to a whole new level!
I think you summed it up with these two words: PURE DECADENCE
oh my god kevin! sweet charlotte this is just a bit of pricey heaven on a plate. screw mac & cheese this is perfect.
(I used your feta dip and kicked it up a notch…come see when you have time…it was good, really good).
how much did it cost to make this super-sammie? LOL
Just got back from New England and delighted in the Lobster Rolls…I'm definitely making this one! THanks!
What an oey gooey cheese sandwich with an upscale twist… Yum!
Hi, I’ve linked one of your recipes at by blog “Forthespectators”. It is a lifestyle, culture, music, arts, entertainment, and food blog. I plan on making bi-monthly posts of mouthwatering recipes on Forthespectators… For my first recipe-post, I have linked your key lime pie recipe.
The link to the entry can be found at: http://forthespectators.wordpress.com/2009/09/29/sight-for-sore…-found-recipes/
Thanks. I hope to find more inspiring recipes from your blog.
Sippity Sup says
2 "grilled cheese" recipes in a row you really know how to suck up to the masses! Great job. GREG
wow, this looks so decadent!
Mmmm lobster AAAAAND grilled cheese!!! Does it get much better than that!?!? wow! That looks incredible!
What a treat! This is the kind of sandwich that I like 🙂 yummie!
This looks amazing – lobster AND brie?!
wow! decadent! 🙂
George Gaston says
This sandwich should be called, "Totally Irresistible” because it looks unbelievably delicious!
I'm booking my flight to Joey's today.
I'm in love. This looks creamy and heavenly!
Wow! Definitely the most decadent and fancy grilled cheese ever!
Oh. My. Lord! What a glorious, glorious flavor combination! You made your own penang curry paste, too! I bet your kitchen smelled divine, and this sandwich probably tasted divine, too. Geez. I shouldn't be looking at this when I'm hungry! YUM!
That's grilled cheese? I can't wait to have your sloppy joe, ha ha. Nicely done!
That is an expensive grilled cheese sandwich. But it looks soooo good. 🙂
Have mercy that looks like one heck of a grilled cheese!
What A Dish! says
Wow, that looks almost too good to be true!
Lea Ann says
This looks absolutely wonderful. Reminds me of a recipe I watch Ina make, Lobster Mac and Cheese. Now I don't know which one to try first.
this sandwhich just looks too good to be true!
Belinda @Zomppa says
Thanks for the idea!
Oh wow…killer sandwich! I love the fried cheese on the edges of the sandwich too.
I am just about to sit down to my lunch. If only this grilled cheese was sitting in front of me. It looks wonderful!
Nikki the Foodie of Lobster Gram says
Two of my all time favorite comfort foods of all time. I'm so making this really soon! Thanks so much for sharing…it's rare I come across a Lobster Recipe I have not seen before.
oh my, mouth is watering for this!!!!!!
Sorry to say but as a cook ,just by reading thru the recipe there is too much going on!!!! Lobster is an expensive seafood with all the ingredients , different cheeses, mustard and so on…It is just like trying to cook a Kobe beef with sauce on: don't make much sense to me. I suggest you guys better eat grill cheese alone. Don't waste your money on the lobster if you don't asppreciate lobster
I made these this past weekend for my supper club. I got rave reviews! Everyone loved them! The combination of flavors was excelent, and contrary to what the previous poster assumed the lobster was the star of the dish. Not something I would make too often because they are expensive – but well received by my gourmet group for our seasonal meal.