September 18, 2017Target Healthy Eating
1/2 cup chopped pistachios
Oil to grease a baking sheet
2 ounces, or more, of soft, creamy fresh goat cheese
Several tablespoon of your best aged balsamic vinegar, or fig balsamic vinegar
12 or more fresh figs, washed, drained and patted dry with paper towel
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Chop the pistachios, then toast them; set aside
3. Use your fingers to roll the goat cheese into 24 1/2 teaspoon-sized balls.
4. Run the figs under cold water, then dry them.
5. Cut figs in half and put into a baking dish.
6. Press a cheese ball into the center of each fig.
7. Sprinkle chopped pistachios over all the figs and cheese.
8. Drizzle the balsamic over each fig.
9. Just before you're going to serve the figs, put in oven for 10 to 15 minutes. When the cheese starts to melt and/or turn golden, remove from oven.
10. Serve as an appetizer or as a dessert. Consider serving the figs as a side dish with fish, poultry, beef or lamb.
After a wonderful lazy August filled with lots of music and theater, it's requiring a bit of an effort to get back on track. However, during August, with our loyal readers in mind, we did experiment with lots of new recipes, so stay tuned. Here's to a happy harvest as fall emerges in all its glorious reds, yellows and oranges.
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