Goat Cheese Marinara & Roasted Veg

April 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

We had a pretty lunch today.

Ima gonsta share its wiv you.

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Onward we now go……

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First thing I did was roast some brussel sprouts and wittle bitty baby potatoes. (They’re actually butter potatoes.)

These are fresh brussel sprouts from the produce section. They are huge.

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I cut the stems away from the base, and then cut each sprout in half. I wanted them to roast in the same amount of time as the wittle potatoes, and they wouldn’t have done so if left whole.

I tossed all the veg with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and then sprinkled with garlic powder.

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Is that not utterly beautiful??????

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I just can’t get enough of that. So pretty to look at.

Bake at 400 degrees until done. Until done is somewhere in the vicinity of 45 minutes to an hour. I think.

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Once the veg is done, I sprinkled very generously with salt, pepper, and garlic salt.

Garlic salt is the greatest invention in the world.

Other than bras.

 

While the brussel sprouts and wittle potatoes were baking, I prepared the goat cheese marinara.

This is a super easy recipe that I came across in a cooking magazine.

Three ingredients is all you need…….

 

Marinara sauce (about 2 cups)

8 ounces of goat cheese (I opted for the garlic and herb goat cheese)

bread of your choosing (extremely firm bread, such as a banquette, would be best)

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Freeze goat cheese for 15 minutes. The purpose of this is to make the cheese more firm and manageable for slicing.

Spread the marinara sauce in the bottom of a baking dish.

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Remove goat cheese from freezer, slice, and then place atop the marinara.

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Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Just long enough for everything to warm up nicely.

While that’s baking, you may wanna toast your bread.

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Banquette bread really would taste best I think, but that’s not what I used because banquette bread is small……. and I have people to feed. We don’t want small bread.

Scoop out a goat cheese slice and some marinara, then smear it all over the bread.

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Where’s the finished veggies??

Ah. Here.

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All together….

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I ate loads of this.

It was amazing.

 

The End.