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  • TAPAS...Tomato, Basil with Goat Cheese

    Thanks James, I believe that we can come up with some nice appetizer recipes.....

    Tapas, or toppings are the little Spanish dishes that you can enjoy as an appetizer with a drink or have a few to make a meal. It's a tradition in Spain that started with a tapa (topping) on top of your drink, vino o cerveca....anyway they came with a few almonds, a few olives, a few apricots...whatever they had available....and they were free....(with the drink)

    Okay, that's harder to find now but this week we had a plate of nuts at one place and a plate of potatoe chips served at another with our red wine. That's a tapa. Now they're an institution the world over....

    Tomato-Basil-Goat Cheese is an easy and delicious recipe, as promised:

    You can prepare the tomato base ahead of time, add it to a dish with a slice of goat cheese in the middle and grill it in your wood oven until the cheese is melted/toasted. Serve on toast points.

    Sauce: (Approximate proportions!! ....for two to three tapas)
    6 +/- peeled tomatoes(roma work nicely), diced
    1/2 onion, chopped fine
    2 garlic cloves, chopped fine
    2 t herbs de provence
    1/4 cup fresh basil
    salt and pepper to taste

    Sautee to reduce liquid so it's not watery...about 10 minutes. (We make a lot of the sauce ahead of time and it keeps okay in the refrigerator for another tapa)

    Prepare toast points by slicing a baguette and toasting the slices. Butter with garlic butter (ali oli). These are served with the dish after roasting.

    Place a hot layer of the tomato basil mixture in a small low sided terra cota dish (6") and place a slice of goat cheese in the middle. (the sauce is about 1/2 inch thick and the goat cheese is too) Place under a grill or in your wood oven under a nice flame until the goat cheese is golden brown and bubbily...sprinkle with some fresh sliced basil.

    Serve with the toast points and a spoon. Goes on the toast points and disappears quickly....

    Definately a crowd pleaser...have more for the second round!

    Salut.

    Pictures to follow....
    sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!

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    Re: TAPAS...Tomato, Basil with Goat Cheese

    Wow you have just made my day. I had this dish at my wedding There is only a few restaurants here that actually serve this. I have been searching for this recipe for over a year. Multiple trips to bookstores and libraries turned up nothing.


    Thank you thank you thank you.

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    • #3
      Re: TAPAS...Tomato, Basil with Goat Cheese

      When was the wedding??

      Hope you didn't have to wait too long
      sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!

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      • #4
        Re: TAPAS...Tomato, Basil with Goat Cheese

        Well it was in 2002. I actually made your recipe a week ago and it was exactly the same

        Thanks again!

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