Having spent some time in the Aquitaine region of France recently, one flavor combination that I had forgotten about came across my palate and reminded me I liked it – Goats cheese and honey. If you are looking for a low fat, vegetarian recipe – this combo works wonders. It is very simple to do, and the way I make it, there is an interesting combination of textures as well as tastes.
You can make this recipe for baked goats cheese in less than 5 minutes. You could, if you wish, substitute sheep’s cheese, but I do not recommend trying cow’s cheese. This really works well with a fresh, young, sharp, soft goat cheese. As you will see from the list of ingredients, this is possibly the easiest goat cheese salad recipe on the planet. This will serve 2. For more servings – add more ingredients. No measuring involved – you know how much you like to serve – and to an extent – what you are serving after will have a bearing also. You may want to serve more if you are making this a main meal.
What I will say is – the type of bread is important, so if you are reading this in the USA, sorry to say – no wonderbread or other such garbage that is jam packed full of sugar and preservatives. No, no, no. Real bread. is vital. I am lucky enough to have a vast array of breads to choose from – as I live in France, but it took me some time to find real bread when I lived in the US. Whole foods market or some other organic supplier is probably your best options, but sliced prepackaged bread is out of the question.
- 1 Lettuce
- 4 Table spoons Honey
- 2 slices French bread
- 2 slices goat's cheese
- Salt and pepper
- First, wash, dry and tear the lettuce and place on a plate. Season liberally with ground black or red pepper and salt. Drizzle one table spoon of honey over each portion of lettuce. Slice the bread in to decent size hunks - as in the photos. Toast the bread. Put one table spoon of honey on each slice of bread and place the goats cheese on top and either place in a hot oven or under a broiler until the cheese starts to go brown. Place the toasted bread on top of the lettuce and serve immediately. It does not get any simpler than that. Serve with red or rose wine
- It is almost impossible to mess this recipe up - the only place you can go wrong is if you happen to forget the bread and cheese in the oven.I have been known to do such a thing - especially if I am making something complex to serve afterward - as I was for this as a starter. This makes a wonderful. light starter and prelude to something more strong in flavors. In this case I followed with duck. That is another recipe though.