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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Small Bites~ Goat Cheese

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Our challenge for week #5 of Sunday Small Bites is ... Goat Cheese. I love the sharp, creamy flavor of goat cheese.

This recipe is from the il de France cheese site. I was excited when I found it... it looked perfect for the WhistleStop Cafe kitchen.

Grilled Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese
4 green tomatoes
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 Tbs lime juice
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
2 Tbs fresh cilantro
6 oz goat cheese
2 slices bacon crumbled
Salt and pepper

Prepare the grill for medium hot fire. In a shallow bowl combine Olive Oil, lime juice, cilantro and spices and stir until well blended. Slice tomatoes into 1/2 inch slices, dip into Olive Oil mixture and place on the grill. Grill for 3-4 minutes, turn and top with goat cheese. Cook another 3-4 minutes or until the cheese begins to melt. Transfer to a platter and top with remaining dressing, bacon, and cilantro. Next time, I would combine some of the Olive Oil with the goat cheese. The flavor is great... but I thought the dressing drizzled on top left the tomatoes mushy.

Now, let's see what small bites we get from the other 'nibblers'. Leave your link on Mr Mcklinky. Y'all enjoy!
Next week's secret ingredient ~~~Smoked Salmon ~~~


Eden said...

This looks really good. How appropriate for your site... Fried Green Tomatoes! I thought it was a Sandi original.

Baked Alaska said...

Looks good. I think I've only had green tomatoes (fried) once, and it was years ago in the south somewhere.

Char said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yum! I love goat cheese too

nancyhol said...

What a great idea, using green tomatoes. I know we are going to end of with a lot of those now that the weather has turned cool.

Thanks, Sandi!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Eden~ not a Sandi original... just a 'switchup'
Cindy Ruth~ I'm on a mission to make them a household dish :-)
Char~ now you have a whole bunch of recipes.
Nancy~ It is green tomato season!

Annie said...

This looks delicious. I love green tomatoes.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

oh my! Will have to try this one for sure, we love green 'maters.


Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

i'm going to try this with some of my "greens" I vacumed sealed and put in the freezer! I LOVE green tomatoes! :0)

Joycee said...

This looks so dad~gum good! You mentioned your Kudzu you have it posted on the blog. If not PLEASE share soon! Thanks for visiting GrannyMountain...
joy c.

barb cabot said...

These look so so good. Thanks for all the good directions and photos. I'm want these NoW! Yum.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Wow...looks out of this world delicious...luv green tomatoes!


the ungourmet said...

This looks amazing! I have a ton of green tomatoes on my counter right now! ;D

Chef E said...

This rocks! I had some green tomatoes this past month, but we had so much going on they ripened on us, but next year I am going to make this one, or visit your kitchen for a few!

Maria I. said...

I have to confess here that I've never had green tomatoes, but with this recipe, I shall correct that very soon. ;)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...


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